June is a big month. Yeah!!! It’s my birthday and Chester celebrates one week after me. Its extra milk for him and extra everything for me. It seems the older I get, the more questions I have. Not the same kind as when I was younger—“Where do babies come from?” “Why can’t I stay out past midnight?” And the all time favorite: “Are we there yet?” Now I think my questions are of a much higher caliber.
So, where does my brain go when I’m asleep?” It’s like it disappears. Yes I know I have dreams, but what about all that black out time where there’s nothing happening and then I’m awake and conscious again?
“Who decided that the color red should be called red? Or for that matter, who got the honor of naming a pig a pig?” Who was smart enough to put the alphabet letters together to form words? See where this is going? I’ve lived a whole lifetime taking these decisions without question or without thinking twice. Now all of a sudden I want to know why a cow is not called a donkey. It’s not even a religious awakening!
“What will I look like in heaven?” There’s no worrying about what I will look like in hell, because that’s an “address for eternity” where I won’t be living. I really looked pretty good in my 40’s and even into my 50’s so will I look like I want to look or the way my loved ones who’ve preceded me want me to look(assuming they are up there). My reserved area of heaven will be quite packed with all my past dogs and cats which should result in some great entertainment, unless things are different up there.
Maturity has brought me the answers to how babies are made, I’m old enough to stay out past midnight if I want, but can rarely stay awake that long, and I no longer worry about whether we are there yet, because half the fun is getting there.
Now I take my grey (could have been purple if someone was thinking about color names) hair in stride, am not totally offended when called “ma’am,” and get my 10,000 steps a day in by forgetting why I walked into a room. I am grateful for being carded again, even if it is for the senior discount at Denny’s. There’s a bright side to everything.
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