When I’m 64

“will you still need me,will you still feed me,when I’m 64” The Beatles

tomorrow that song will have a new meaning,lucky for me after all these years I have someone who needs me and feeds me.  Feeds me with comfort, care and love,which is what I need now and probably always have needed. Back when Sgt.Pepper came out, I was relating to “she’s leaving home” because I was 18 and preparing to. Mom and Dad didn’t know about it though, a self centered and depressed child only left a letter, quoting Kahlil Gibran’s poem on Children.I am sorry for that, as a parent now I realize how devastating that must have been for them. A crazy time for many of my generation.That eventful summer of ’68 became the first time I nearly died.  The next time was 10 years later when I was a passenger in a VW that hit another car head- on going at least 60 mph. I don’t remember all those details since I was sleeping and my best friend was driving,(good thing)  I lived to tell the story and have scars to prove it.  

I probably should have died many more times, if it was “my time” since I am a firm believer in fate . Living and working  where alcohol and drugs were very tempting and always available.  Looking back now I realize those chances i took were so foolish.  Was it the death wish i had had since childhood taunting me,or was I tempting fate.

Dear Fate chose that I lived,skirting past my own tragedy.  Surviving,embracing and enjoying life. Tomorrow I will be 64, unless I die in my sleep and fate has the last laugh.  Either way I will be grateful to have lived and in retrospect  can appreciate what at 18 I feared.






  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    • LOL! Oh Jonathan, you make me laugh and I’m sure you do that for the Missus too. Bless you!

  2. I am a little late for this but I hope you had a good birthday =)

    • I did, celebrated with a really GOOD man.my husband and then another day with the rest of family, wonderful!
      thank you!

      • That is wonderful to hear =)

  3. A Belated Happy Birthday!!! May Fate add many more 😀

    • Thanks so much Patrice!
      have a warm day

      • I’ll try! You too!

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