The lurking claws of aging creeps up stealthily. It crests upon its wearied subjects without apology. Aging comes charging in with a whack, a thunderous jab, an elliptical assault on the haven of youth. Without rehearsal, old age is the epicenter of life. And while we resist growing old, with all its portending debilitation, we grapple with the fleeting illusion of staying forever young.
I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me words from Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball song, best describes the unscripted lament of aging maladies.
This aging wrecking ball effect comes with uninvited shock tremors and jolts. With getting old, there are the chronic aches that start from the crown of the head to the sole of the feet. Health calamites emerge. It seems as if a midnight bell signaling that youth must depart tolls with urgent announcement.
Suddenly, a once normal, well functioning body is attacked by unscheduled afflictions. Culprits of illness are commissioned to quicken the demise of youth. They come in diagnoses of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, breathing, eating, and sleeping disorders, and many more dueling combats of varied medical dysfunctions.
The svelte body becomes bloated. The flawless face becomes faded. The taut skin shrivels and the tight muscles become wrinkled. The eye sight blurs and the brain recesses and detours.
Suffer it to say, that while the body is doing all its contradictory purgation, the youthful mind is still resisting the rage of the wrecking ball of elderliness. Where there was once the versatility in the hips, to dance, to jump, to wiggle, and swizzle, the lingering aches of after effects dull the energy cells rhapsody
Much as it is a sad omen, many men, even those in their forties have been known to levitate to the afterlife in the throes of a much too robust orgasmic release. For women, the strain and stress in the mere act of stooping becomes an acrobatic feat of endurance.
Rather than shrivel and scoff at aging, a tested elixir is to laugh at the opulence of wit and charm acquired with years. In the scrubs of aging, dust off the wreckage and gloat in being alive. As the German proverb that says: To remain young while growing old, is the highest blessing