Forever Young


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”

If there were a real Fountain of Youth, would you drink the water?

First the music:

Forever Young-Rod Stewart

Yes and I’d give some to my brother Stephen and my cats also. Just think the youth, agility and great health of my 20s coupled with the wisdom of my 50s!  A Great Deal! No more aches & pains, more energy, vim, vigor and vitality! Excellent!  Plus there would be more time in life to do the things I want to do. As I age and see more and more loved ones either pass away or develop life inhibiting challenges yes I would love to go back in time especially since I’ve had more vision problems as I get older. Yes I’d give anything to get back the 20/20 eyesight I had when I was young instead of dealing with retina troubles and the prospect of glaucoma and cataracts. Ugh!  Given my independent personality I absolutely hate asking for help mostly because I feel like a fool.

If I could not get a drink from the Fountain of Youth then I’d like the character from the Green Mile to touch my body for healing. Sadly too bad in real life healing was not available for Michael Clarke Duncan. But that is the reality of life no matter how healthy we may be now, how much we exercise or watch what we eat you can’t live forever and one day we all will get old.