Friday, December 07, 2012
Becoming a Dirty Ole Man in a Good Mood
Maybe it is my inability to think outside the box created for me at birth. Possibly it is a genetic or gender thing. But try as I might, I find it difficult to come up a similar number of options I had in front of me oh say 40 years ago when I was younger and number. Back when I was clueless and feeling overwhelmed I ended up picking the path of least resistance, which entailed picking a direction, any direction and putting one foot in front of the other. Worked for me back then. Got me to where I am today.
The road ahead has fewer forks. Less variation in the curve. And yet I find the difficulty in choosing a fork as tough now as it seemed back then and back when. I have tasted one way to go. There was some satisfaction I will admit being cantankerous and generally grumpy. But the mood did not last. I flat out just don't like being an angry old white guy.
So which fork is the one? Which path is left that might give me some peace and maybe a smidgen of grace?
I guess the only alternative to being an angry ole white guy is to work hard at being a dirty ole man in a good mood. After all, enjoying the sights beats the Hell out of bitchin about there being no lights. Watch out Ladies.
.....................Um..........Where was I?