the rarest thing that happens as you age

the rarest thing that happens as you age
is finding that something you admired when young
is every bit as cool, if not cooler, than you thought
i get distracted looking backward
because i judge myself too harshly
the act of reminiscing
ruins all my memories
i come to my past with bad color commentary
the man said
it is like a finger pointing to the moon
and he was right
look at the moon, not at the finger
remember the sensory
reject the mental as best you can
remember how it feels
to watch a man
and want more than anything
to be like him
okay

the second rarest thing that happens as you age
is when you take advantage of the fact
that you are grown

—Don Whittington

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2 thoughts on “the rarest thing that happens as you age

  1. Hank’s got to go take himself out for a walk after watching Bruce Lee just NAIL that. He’s feeling the need to “take the piss” a bit, so watch out, shrubbery! Hank’s still got it. Great post.

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