I looked twice when I saw the date.  May 5, 2034.

This was the maturity date for a bond.

How many years is that from today?  16

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Although it’s only 16 years from now, it seems like a lifetime.

My grandson will be in 23.  My granddaughter will be 17.

My sons will be middle-aged.  Yikes!

It’s true.  “The days are long but the years are short.” *

Sixteen Years

What will I do between 2018 and 2034?

Will I drift along?

Will I work toward some new accomplishment?  Learn a new skill? Write a book?

Really, what will I do with my time and energy before  I “do go gentle into that good night” ? **

I don’t plan to rage against anything.

At least that’s the plan for now!



*Gretchen Rubin

**With apologies to Dylan Thomas.

His poem begins

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ”