Haven’t been feeling too hot the past couple days. I left work early today and came home to sleep for a few hours. Later I got up and moved to the couch to work on some comics. I missed yesterday’s, but at least tomorrow’s is done and scheduled. Need to get some rest so I can kick this crud before the weekend.
It’s easy to be brave and beautiful when you’re young. Bravery is easy because we usually didn’t understand the dangers and youthful boldness is programmed into our genetics. Beauty is easy because the glow of youth is in your skin and is resistant to the stupid things we do to ourselves.
It’s hard to be either as we get older. Bravery and boldness can fade in the hard won perspective and experience of age. Knowing that things don’t always turn out all right and that the good guys don’t always win get burned into our hearts. Beauty fades and the actions and circumstances of our lives begin to show their effects. Even your very temperament and personality eventually sculpt the bodies we live in.
Yes, the true test of bravery and beauty is to be able to hold on to either even as time tries to grind them out of you.
Funny, it seems like 2010 sounds so much more futuristic than 2009. I’m guessing it’s just me.
So far, this year isn’t off to too bad of a start. The foggy weather from yesterday has moved out and there were clear skies for the first of the year. Next, the leak in the kitchen sink was fixed by just tightening up the fixture. Third, I finally made some progress on getting the yard cleaned up. After that, we has some great greens and black eyed peas with some of the Christmas kielbasa.
I hope this year is better than the last.