Three Cheers And Dammit

My sister, Dale, died at the age of 29. So, three years later, when I made it to the age of 30, I heaved a  huge sigh of relief and said to myself, “I’m still here.”

ALL-ABOUT-ME DAY 2015.
AT HOME ON THE BEACH IN LOS BOLICHES, FUENGIROLA, MÁLAGA.

My father died five years after my sister. He was only 60. I may have outlasted Dale but I often wondered if I’d outlast my father. I’d lecture myself about positive thinking and the self-fulfilling prophesy. I’d win some battles but, admittedly, I never won the war.

Well, I got through all of last year, today is my 61st birthday, and I’m here!

Lord knows at least I was there…

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

Leave a Reply