Big, big time! Literally.
Sometimes I wonder on Friday where Monday went. In my memory it was only a couple of hours ago when I realized that weekend was over, I had to go to bed now as it was Sunday night close to midnight, and set my alarm for Monday morning duties such as going to work. And when I finally got used to that idea, it was Friday again, and we were having our regular 'going out to have a meal in the pub before going on our weekly grocery shopping spree'. I have forgotten what the in between days of the week are called actually, as they seem to be over quicker than a good sneeze.
'Time goes by, so slowly', that is what Madonna sings. Well girl, you are wrong!! And if it wasn't for your convenient bank account balance and that incredible plastic surgeon who bought his Miami villa including tennis court and pool from the fees paid by you and your fellow addicts (Sharon, anyone??), the mirror would show you so every day. Or Mick, you know, the rolling pebble one! He sings:' Tiiiiiihihihime, is on my side, yes it is'........ Well, just take a look at Droopy... need I say more? Not only does he look like a re-used piece of parchment, he also is delusional now, singing silly songs at his age!
The other day I was in a department store, in the young and hip summer holiday section, browsing for a new swimsuit. I went to one of the shop assistant ladies. Do they make them younger by the way? She must have been like 13,5 or so, was looking at her nails, chewing gummy bears. I politely requested where the swimsuits were...
'For you?', she looked me up and down,' on the second floor'.
Then I saw a really nice one lying around on a table next to where she was standing. A purple one, my favourite colour. I lifted it up and replied:' I really like this one'. She gazed and stated:' For you? Why? These are junior sizes'. Perplexed I stumbled:' Well, I am sure this will fit nicely, it will be just fine'. She added:' But this is a bikini, wouldn't you prefer a one piece suit?'
'The bikini is for my daughter, we have the same size', of course I lied, but I wouldn't have that little miss Sunshine have her triumphant moment! Needless to see the bikini did not fit, when it seemed like only yesterday that I would fit perfectly in a size like that. I bought it anyway, ignored her faint sarcastic smile when I took my credit card out. My daughter will love it!
It is not that I am grieving getting older, it is just that it happens so fast now, because time does not exactly go by so slowly. I sometimes wish that I would have lived some 100 years ago, when people still had time on their hands, and also took the time to do things, and enjoy them. Not run around like a headless chicken and let life pass them by. I hope to find a remedy some day!!
In the meantime, forgive me for being a bit behind in commenting on your lovely writings and photos. I will make up for it in a timely manner. That is a promise! For now, I am taking some time off, to make time to live, very easy going!
July 22, 2011