Another decade shot to hell

I remember exactly where I was on New Year’s 2010. Living in this little motel room in this trailer park in the middle of the Arizona desert. Everything had fallen apart in my life as year 2009 came to a close. So, for lack of anything better to do, I rented out this room in the middle of nowhere for a couple of months. And sat there licking my wounds, and trying to get some kind of perspective on what had happened to my life in Berkeley, and hopefully come up with some kind of Plan B.

But the amazing thing now that I think of it, is how FAST those 10 years flew by. New Year’s 2010 to New Year’s 2020.

And I realize the NEXT 10 years will probably fly by even faster. Which will bring me to age 73, about the average life-expectancy for the U.S. male. Though my, ahem, lifestyle has hardly been average. So there’s no guarantee I’ll make it that far.

The older I get the more aware I am of how fleeting this life is. Here today gone tomorrow. One minute you’re starting up your life. And the next minute it’s almost over.


(A Dark Period Wandering in the Desert — Both Literally and Figuratively)

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