As a child, I was always taught “to mind my own business” and keep my nose out of the business of others. And, I imagined stories, which were not mine ….
As a young man, I was reminded I “had enough things to worry about myself” and did not need to be concerned with others. And, I wrote the stories of others. who were not me ….
As a grown man, I worried about “who had what and who was doing what” and forgot to think about me. And, I critiqued the stories, which others wrote for themselves ….
As an old man, I have learned “no one else’s life matters” and I need examine only my own. And, I am authoring the conclusion of my own story ….
Thank you for listening,
A Not Dying (But Growing Older) Man