Another Birthday? We Soldier On

Because I have another birthday coning up, I suddenly realized that, considering my family history, I’ve lived far beyond my expiration date.\

But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to quit. I soldier on, drawing solace and encouragement from such thoughtful philoshophers as Danne Abse, Welsh born doctor and author who many years ago wrote this couplet:

“ In this exile people call old age,
I live between nostalgia and rage.
This is the land of fools and fear.
Thanks be I’m still here.”

Dannie Abse.