Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of her
passing and yet I still miss her embrace.
Yes, I am getting older but inside, at times,
I can go back to old regrets and feel the
vulnerability of another time.
True, too, I am glad for all the love, joy
and pain that I have experienced
because I know its how I got to the me of today.
Here I am at about the age of 19 full of spark.
Do I feel old? How could I, when almost
any song from the early
days of AC/DC will take me to the age of 16.
The Best of Bread takes me to a drive along the
coast from Half Moon Bay to Pescadaro.
When all I have to do is hear the right song
and I am right there in my time machine.
I could be driving up the hill to my high school
campus with Van Halen's Ice Cream Man blaring.
This song takes me to a love note from long ago.
Spin to many years later and a
wedding day with Hot Chocolate.
Outside there is a body riddled with arthritis
but inside, baby...I'm still as vibrant as ever
with a whole lot more experience and confidence.
So to the fool who asked me if I felt OLD,
here's to getting older. Cheers. ROAR..I don't have any
meows left in me.