today ends my fifth decade. to morrow i will be 60.
the sixth decade begins at 5:54 am
bringer of the new dawn
ever aging scorpion.
sometimes i think it has not happened
sometimes when i think of that certain little boy
i still get tears.
sometimes when i think back,
teenage, marriages, children, lovers, others –
reminding myself of the good and of the not so very good –
reminding myself that I really did the best I could.
but you know i am the luckiest man i know.
i have ended up in a country foreign to my birth
with a family of my own…
i think i am in the best health ever.
no smoking for over 15 years
steady yoga meditation
and always did and still do love to walk –
there are miles of my life upon
mountains, shores, countries, continents
and along those meandering pathways between the worlds.
and while i know all things come to an end –
as of right now i have not!
how cool is that?