Tuesday, May 11, 2010


What if people were like trees with rings representing each year of life? You could slice into the the person and see each year, the little ripples and bumps forming a circle. As you ran a finger across each little groove, you could count the years. You could measure the width of the ring and pinpoint the bad years, the ones where there wasn't enough.

Or maybe it is better that there is no physical evidence of the passage of a lifetime, at least not year by year. Better to come full circle, put it behind you and never look back.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I was walking my dog last night and a neighbor leaned down, stuck his finger in my dog's mouth, looked at his gums and said, "Oh, an old guy." I'm still a little freaked out.