Just had two things happen in the span of 15 minutes that says something about aging and life.
I was visitsing my mom today and two nurses were there to meet with her -- ask a few questions, take a little blood. I briefly introduced myself and one of the nurses then asked me if I was their client's "husband".
Right. My mom is 87 and looks 110. I know I've been showing my age recently, but do I really look like I'm ready for assisted living? I actually said to the nurse, "Are you kidding?" Then I explained that I was their "client's" very young, healthy, and particularly good looking son! I also mentioned that I might look a little weary at the moment because I'd just finished walking TWO HOURS at the river! Arrrrrrggg!
Fast forward a few minutes and I was back home, back at my computer, checking my e-mail. A friend had sent me a link to YouTube that features a couple who have been married for 62 years -- the man is 90. Apparently they had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., spotted a piano in the lobby, and decided to take a few moments and play a duet.
The video captures something special -- joy, a sense of fun, life ... and, well, the ability to play the piano! There's that old saw about being only as old as you feel. Going by that measure, then these two folks are just making it out of their teens.
So take a look at the video HERE and the next time you grumble about feeling old -- or someone mistakes you for an octogenerian -- recall this couple and start thinking young. You'll feel better! Oh, it might help if you and your significant other can learn to play the piano really good and really fast!