Times are rough but even in the bad times we need to look around us and be thankful for what we have. In many cases some of us envy the man up the block for his good fortune. Yet by the same token we are not prepared for being envied ourselves. It is quite easy to look down the block and see those who have fallen on hard times.
Some of life is timing. I look up the block and see my neighbor with a similar degree who lived the Wall Street dream for 20 years. Great wife and kids but the dream died and it has been two years since he has worked. Men like that have a hard time picking themselves off the floor and doing lesser tasks. His fate could easily have been mine. I wonder if given different timing how my life would be different.
I am going to have my first fathers day. I will be making a short speech at the wedding of the older sister of the beloved Sprite. I have a loving stable relationship without much drama with the tranquil sea. I am a respected member of my adopted community. I am frequently at the charity events and am often approached for advice on various matters. In many ways I am a late bloomer.
The story of our lives are unpredictable although the ending is never in doubt. The twists and turn and plot twists are truly amazing. I used to laugh when entertainment frequently state they
want to portray me on film. Of course I am not vain enough to warrant such treatment. For the record AOW was there when one such query was made. It has been made many times. Of course the Duck will point out that his life has already been made into a film called Reefer Madness
Life is never quite as bad or as good as it seems.