day to day rambling...

Real and not always exciting adventures in life.

Location: Maryland
Lilypie 1st Birthday Ticker
Lilypie 4th Birthday Ticker

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


In two weeks it will be my birthday. I will be 35. God that sounds old. I remember thinking in Elementary school that I would be 30 in the year 2000 and that seemed a long way off. I thought that 30 was ancient.

It seems to me that the last several years have been in a time warp with the time moving faster each year. Bob and I have had our dog, Katie, since 1990. She will be 15 in July. It seems like she just arrived, but when you look at her graying face, you know different. I look back at the pictures of my wedding and it does not seem possible that almost twelve years has passed. Man we looked so much younger. Sophia is now 18 months and it seems like she was born only yesterday. Most days it seems like life is passing me by.

I always get a little strange around my birthday. Maybe I don't want to be old or maybe I just fear getting there. I always think of Pink Floyd's Time when I think of getting older...

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
And shorter of breath and one day closer to death
Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation in the English way
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

They are not very happy lyrics, but they always make me appreciate the day that I am experiencing. I am going to strive to appreciate every moment that I am given and when my time runs out, I hope I have made the world a better place.

Good night!


Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I know that you've made the world a better place...

11:48 PM  
Blogger The Management said...

Damn it Bob... I had a serious post in mind... For a change I was going to be friendly, warm and conforting and you messed it up by having your comment remind me of a Reagan quote... and... I... just.. can't help myself...

"Some people go through life wondering if they made a difference, but MARINES don't have that problem." - RR

Alright, I feel better now.

I know it's not the same now that I Reagan-ed Up your Blog, but knowing you has made my life better!


9:19 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Oh, crap, Linda, one of my blogs about Gen X becoming obsolete begins like yours. I forget we're that close in age. I'll be 35 a month from you. Happy birthday in advance. I know the Floyd lyrics are maudlin, but they're insightful nevertheless. And Bob, that was nice...

6:21 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home