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Those were the days

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Created by petermac33 Two weeks ago, 25 Jun 2020
petermac33
WA, 6265 posts
25 Jun 2020 1:46PM
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Found this comment searching a song.


I am 85 years old and this song rings so true. When you are young you think that you will live forever, that you will keep your youthful looks and healthy body. For those who do manage to keep their good looks beyond that certain age, and to maintain an active life, I envy you. I did all of the right things over the years. Competitive swimming, weight training, boxing, tae kwando, rock climbing, mountaineering, long distance walking and served with the Royal Marines. I also followed a very healthy diet. Now I am hampered by poor circulation in both legs due to DVT and I have lived with lymphoma since 2012. On the occasions when I am able to visit the pubs and cafes I used to visit with my friends I can sit at the same table around which we would spend many happy hours. Sadly, the other chairs are empty. All my friends have now gone before me, save for one who is confined to a wheelchair and I see only rarely. Time has passed so quickly but my memories haven't faded. I can see their faces and hear their voices and their laughter. I can remember my first love from when we first met to when we sadly had to part because her family were moving back to their roots in Hartlepool. I look in the mirror now and see a face so different in every way from how I looked then. In my head I am the same person but just a lot wiser. My body just an old banger really. I look back at my young days in the sun. Mostly happy some sad but all grist to the mill that has made me who I am today. I look back to those days with great fondness because yes for me the 50s and 60s were the days. Now I live for the present and enjoy what I can of it. For the future, I do not dwell on it. The candle must be getting ever closer to the end of its wick. I don't worry about it; one day it will splutter and go out. I shall leave with few regrets as to how I have lived my life. To today's young I say, seize the day, wring everything you can out of it. That day only comes once in your lifetime.

log man
VIC, 8152 posts
25 Jun 2020 5:46PM
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I'm so tempted to sh1t in this thread like you do to others threads. but that would make me as bad as you. so I'll pass.

kiterboy
1834 posts
25 Jun 2020 4:36PM
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log man said..
I'm so tempted to sh1t in this thread like you do to others threads. but that would make me as bad as you. so I'll pass.


That's a first for you.
2020 is truly a wild year.

log man
VIC, 8152 posts
25 Jun 2020 7:21PM
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kiterboy said..

log man said..
I'm so tempted to sh1t in this thread like you do to others threads. but that would make me as bad as you. so I'll pass.



That's a first for you.
2020 is truly a wild year.


Come on comrade, I dont sh1t on peoples threads..............do I!!!!?????

Buster fin
WA, 2156 posts
25 Jun 2020 5:34PM
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Starting to get smelly in here...

Cambodge
VIC, 851 posts
25 Jun 2020 9:03PM
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Plan to die young as late as possible

landyacht
WA, 5869 posts
26 Jun 2020 8:30AM
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cheer up peterman. the days are getting longer, more sun, sea breezes will come back ,fishing crabbing boating season coming, bit of bushwalking and wildflowers. stuff to do . do you need me to mail you a pack of tim tams( happy to do so

cisco
QLD, 11768 posts
26 Jun 2020 10:51AM
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There is only one day that matters and that is the one you are living.

Gorgo
VIC, 4398 posts
26 Jun 2020 11:11AM
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What if I don't want to seize the day? What if I just want to chill out? There's no wind. No surf. I might read a book or watch some videos.

How exhausting must it be to live your life as though every day is the last day and you have to do something fantastic with every moment? Sounds like a good way to create stress and depression to me.

hilly
WA, 5363 posts
26 Jun 2020 9:53AM
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Gorgo said..
What if I don't want to seize the day? What if I just want to chill out? There's no wind. No surf. I might read a book or watch some videos.

How exhausting must it be to live your life as though every day is the last day and you have to do something fantastic with every moment? Sounds like a good way to create stress and depression to me.


At 57 I see time slipping away, and my strength, agility, flexibility and skills disappearing with it. I try to seize the day but some days you need to rest. The body does not recover as fast as it did but the fitness drops off faster.
I try to do something everyday, just means I do some less energetic stuff every few days.

GreenPat
QLD, 4009 posts
26 Jun 2020 3:00PM
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I seized yesterday a bit too hard, I'm hungover today. I might try and seize the day again tomorrow instead, but with a little less beer.

UncleBob
NSW, 593 posts
26 Jun 2020 4:38PM
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GreenPat said..
I seized yesterday a bit too hard, I'm hungover today. I might try and seize the day again tomorrow instead, but with a little less beer.


Nah, switch to a good red wine and seize the moment with a vengeance.

kiterboy
1834 posts
26 Jun 2020 2:54PM
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log man said..

kiterboy said..


log man said..
I'm so tempted to sh1t in this thread like you do to others threads. but that would make me as bad as you. so I'll pass.




That's a first for you.
2020 is truly a wild year.



Come on comrade, I dont sh1t on peoples threads..............do I!!!!?????


Of course you wouldn't see it that way.

cisco
QLD, 11768 posts
26 Jun 2020 8:16PM
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Gorgo said..
What if I don't want to seize the day? What if I just want to chill out? There's no wind. No surf. I might read a book or watch some videos.

How exhausting must it be to live your life as though every day is the last day and you have to do something fantastic with every moment? Sounds like a good way to create stress and depression to me.


You missed the point. Live each day as it comes along in whatever fashion you choose.

It is not about living each day as if it is your last.

petermac33
WA, 6265 posts
28 Jun 2020 10:39PM
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Ken767
WA, 58 posts
30 Jun 2020 12:06AM
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I think a lot of us waste our time thinking about our past, dreaming about things we want, worrying about things that will never happen, doing the same old habits etc and life just passes you by.

kiterboy
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30 Jun 2020 8:38AM
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cisco said..



It is not about living each day as if it is your last.


Well thank crikey for that...


landyacht
WA, 5869 posts
30 Jun 2020 8:02PM
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petermac33 said..


noice page PM33. I shall try to grow one of those this spring



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