13 comments on “I Decline

  1. I’m feeling some of that decline myself. I loved your line, “I will crutch, walker and scooter, should it become necessary, and sally forth.” Sally forth, my friend!

  2. My knees are fine, but my hips, especially the left, remind me constantly that I am no longer 20-something. I sat down on the floor a few times today and couldn’t make it back up easily. I am not ready to have my body stop working the way I want it to!

  3. Oh, I know this so well. 😦

    And I went to see Cyrano, too! I wonder if we were in the same theater. Wish I’d known, I’d have planned to go with you! I thought McAvoy was amazing, and I loved the production!

    • I saw it at 42nd Street on the 20th. I’ve adored McAvoy since “The Last King of Scotland”, but the close up of his face during the “I want…” soliloquy of Cyrano…? I was breathless.
      It was worth the pain.

      • I’ve loved him that long, too … but that Cyrano performance was beyond!

        We weren’t in the same theater, however. I went to Court Street.

  4. It’s funny how our body tends to remind us at times that we are not as young as we use to be even though in our minds we are still in our strapping 20’s . I am at the point where when I get an ache I just it is my body telling me I am still alive. Kathy finally broke down and asked he doctor for a handicap parking sticker for the car. We don’t use it often, just at the Hershey Theatre where we would have to park and walk up a hill to get inside. She cannot walk hills. Aches are not going to stop us from doing what we enjoy.

  5. Love your honest, feisty post. The clip is a fun addition. My favorite line you wrote is: “my sassy strut had devolved to a sorry stumble.” Now that’s how alliteration makes a line great!

    • Thanks, Fran. Alas, I am an editorial nightmare. I have to make myself not alliterate so much when writing. Consonance and rhyme just naturally flow sometimes.

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