Just sayin'. And this is dawning at me @ 51. My next thought is the strangeness only accelerates with the years. It's like we're all 50-70 year olds who don't feel or think too much different from 20-30 year olds except our kids are grown, our parents are old or dying, and we're slower on the bike. That latter comment doesn't apply to me of course, but you get the point.
This all sucks of course, but it beats the alternative. I like that J. Mayer lyrics from his song about aging, 'Stop This Train':
Had a talk with my old man,
Said help me understand,
He said turn sixty eight, you renegotiate,
Don't stop this train,
Don't for a minute change the place you're in
Don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we'll never stop this train
At least here they won't call me old man so much. I would imagine.
If I wasn't riding my bicycle, so help me, I'd blow my F-ing brains out over crap like this. Of that I have no doubt what so friggin ever.