Thursday, August 9th, 2018 11:39 AM
It's almost my birthday. Tomorrow I'll be a year older. 64. I was thinking that I'd outlived my Dad, but I've actually got another year for that. He passed away a month before his 65th birthday. So much for milestones..
Well I'm in pretty good health, so by all indications I should move on to 65 and beyond. Apparently I still have more to do. Lessons to learn. That kinda stuff.
I had seen people pass on since 2nd grade, but when my Dad passed away, that was the first time mortality really slapped me in the face. I read every book I could get my hands on about life after death. A great many of them were jive, but in a few instances I felt that the author had real insight into the process. This life is school, according to them. We are here to learn certain lessons, accomplish certain things. Each lifetime has a certain purpose built in, and when that's achieved, we're done.
That's my lock on it, at any rate. There was a point where I had to stop reading, and put it out of my mind. Better to concentrate on what's happening now than any notions of what comes after. But it does start to rear its ugly head as we get older..
Music news. I still have a non-working digital camera. It recorded a five minute jam,and then shut off after a minute or two with all subsequent attempts. Getting ready to invest in Band in a Box, which should open up many more possibilities.
Lotsa verbiage today. Thanks for reading. Happy Thursday to you. I'm outa here. More later.