THE OTHER SIDE OF FIFTY

 
 

I think a lot about time and I have come to realized that over the years my perspective of time has changed.  When I was 16 years old I remember days dreaming about how good it was going to feel to reach the age of 20.  But those four years into the future, at that time, felt like an eternity to wait for.  Today, time flies by as if it were a supersonic jet.  Four years is just a blink of an eye in today’s perspective of time.   When I was 16 years old, 4 years was a quarter of my life.  Today, it is less than 7 percent and getting smaller.


Being able to say that I have lived more than a half a century is kind of neat but also kind of scary too, because I know that being on the other side of 50, means that I am beginning to wind down.  We are living longer these days, but still there are not too many who live to reach the age of 100.


So, I am going to try to harness the technology of 2011 to begin to chronicle the other side of 50.  I will try to leave some snippets of my life from this point forward to create a place that I (and you) can return to, to help keep the past a little clearer and a little nearer.  Some of you knew me as Rich but most know me as Rick.  I hope you enjoy my other side of 50.

welcome to the world as seen through my eyes

What we experience today, is only the result of what has been thought and felt before. And how you are molding your future, is the result of what you think and feel right now. For each moment is our “now”. This is our creative place, the only one where we can make a change.