Monday, July 09, 2007

"Guess I'm doin' fine"...

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm in the autumn of my life, but I'm certainly at least in late summer. It's gone by pretty fast, with only a few minor glitches, I guess. The Lord blessed me with parents that have stood by me through those glitches, and a wife that has put up with me for 31 years. My children and their spouses all seem to get along well, and my granddaughters all live within a few miles of home.

I've also had a job that I've enjoyed doing for the past 36 years, so when it comes right down to it, I guess I don't really have any complaints.

There are a few things, though, that I never did get done. I always wanted to learn to play the guitar. Never got around to it. I had good intentions of restoring that 1948 Ford truck. A lack of time and ability ended that.

One thing I really wanted to do in my younger days was to take in a Bob Dylan concert, and you would think that in forty some years of him touring I would have been able to make that connection. But like the guitar and the truck, it just never clicked.

But a couple of months ago, by a simple twist of fate, my oldest son called and said he was taking me to a Dylan concert in Indianapolis this July. I'm excited that I'll finally get a chance to see him perform, but I was also a little leary, imagining that I would probably be the oldest person in attendance.

But then I realized that at worst, I'll only be the second oldest person in attendance.

Don't think twice, it's alright.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time gone by with unfulfilled dreams never seem to be in short supply. My missed concert was Pink Floyd. But I've got a bunch of guitars and would be glad to show you a few chords.

11:24 PM  
Blogger said...


I'd be happy to give you guitar lesson for free. But I only know how to play the G chord. So, after the first lesson, you'll have to find a new instructor.

12:15 PM  

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