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Friday, April 29, 2011


I'll bring my geek out a little here...

Early on in the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, there is a scene with Admiral Kirk and Dr. McCoy in San Francisco.  It's the Admiral's upcoming birthday and he is given a pair of reading glasses as a present.  When asked by the Dr. how he feels, Kirk responds that he feels old....worn out.

Later near the end of the movie after the villain is dispatched, and the loss of Spock, his best friend....he watches the creation of the "Genesis" planet form.  (You have to see the movie to understand)
When asked by the Dr. how he feels, he responds this way  "Young.  I feel when the world was new."

In  my last post, I had an interesting start to my week and had to change perspective.

Age is just a number.  We have all heard that.  I truly believe that I do not look nor act my age, and that can be a good thing.  As I get older and approach my birthday, I go through a short time when I feel old, slightly worn out.  The occasional daily pressures of work and home, obligations, fixing up the house, relatives, dating (or attempting to), can add up.

Inevitably  as we get older, our morality occasionally comes up.  Now personally  I believe I am still young and not yet at the halfway point in my life.  I intend to live past 100 or be swept up when Christ returns.  I'll take either option.  And knowing where I will go when I die makes death lose it's sting.  "O grave where is thy victory, O death where is thy sting."

God puts people in our life at just the right time when we need it, to remind us of what we have, to correct us, and to be there for us.
"Cause our hearts in big and small ways, will keep the love that keeps us strong.  And Friends are Friends forever cause the Lord's the Lord of them, and a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end.  Though it's hard to let you go, in the Father's hand we know that a lifetime's not to long to live as Friends."   Michael W Smith, Friends

Thank you friends for the cake today at work before my birthday and the card.  And thanks to my friends for a birthday dinner on Sunday coming up.  God continues to show me the life I lead is a good one, anchored with friends close and far away.  I truly and blessed.  And it does not hurt to be flirted with by women in their 30's, letting me know that there still is hope for me when God let's me know I am ready.

So how do I feel as I approach 45 on Monday?

Young.  I feel when the world was new.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday early, my friend! And yes, 45 is young. :-)