Stages of life ~ Romancing Italy

Aug 4, 2011

Stages of life

One impressive bloom and then kaput for this particular cactus

After 10 days of playing house alone with my wonderful four legged friend, A has finally joined me. Despite bad weather, he packed his motorbike yesterday, pointed it south and is currently crashed out after dealing with many hours of traffic and a short night's sleep.

He overnighted in Battipaglia and hoped for a good night's sleep before hitting the road again. But August is a month of festivity and having fun and celebrating until the wee, WEE hours of the morning. And some happy-go-lucky teenager happened to reserve the ball room that happened to be below A's room in order to party in honor of his 18th birthday. Poor A didn't sleep until after 2am.

I suppose if I were a teenager, I'd understand but I've reached another stage of life where my sleep is extremely, it's more like I just can't stay up until all hours of the morning, even if I were having fun. My body has changed, my mind has changed and although I'd say I've matured, it's really a part of growing older. A passage of life.

I hope I accept growing older gracefully. I notice the animal and plant world don't seem to gripe about it. They just keep doing what comes naturally and - life goes on.

Cactus bloom, in three stages of life



Post a Comment

Whisper sweet somethings