5/20/2008

Time The Avenger

Life can be so fast paced that slowing down seems like a concession. I don't generally confront this fact until forced to, as when I find myself walking behind a group of older people.

Look at them, so dear and so wise. They may not smell like you and me but they know more than just how to crowd a sidewalk. They're in the most important footrace but still manage to savour each moment as they make their way.

Someday, that'll be me - stealth no longer mine, my body a network of betrayal. Then my instincts take over. A couple of well placed kicks and canes and limbs go flying. I laugh along my way to new adventures and know they barely have time to even wonder what hit them. Ah, to be youngish.

24 comments:

BeckEye said...

I wish I could kick anyone who gets in my way. You're living my dream, old chap.

SkylersDad said...

Look at them laying there on the ground clutching their medical alert buttons and gasping for breath...

Damn, I live for humorous moments like these!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Karma will getcha for that one. Let's hope you are in a wheel chair by then, which is hard to trip/tip.

Franki said...

I wish this was more funny than depressing. ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will you also give up bathing, just to better fit in with the silver vigilantes? Because that would make you a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

A ha...I sense the connection between this and your recent comment on my blog.

You are one of a kind, Passion of the Dale.

FranIAm said...

Take time to stop and smell the older people, that's what I say.

Suze's Sass said...

I would've enjoyed this post so much more if you would've included pictures of the carnage.

Bluez said...

Funny how you write (and audio blog) about things we only think of but are too chicken to admit. heh this one cracked me up.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Now, now, we don't KBL the elderly when they walk.

Now, when they drive? All bets are off!

X. Dell said...

Beckeye, in NY everyone's in your way, 24/7. There would be no end in sight.

Dale, what's next? taking candy from babies? Tying helpless damsels onto train tracks? Short sheeting beds at the nursing home? I'd pay to read about these adventures.

Jill said...

I knew I was wise! I'm already taking time to appreciate things!

Leonesse said...

Are you still broken up with KBL?

The Freelance Guru said...

Ah yes, Old people are like tortosies. If you lay them on their back and steal their zimmer frames they can't get up again.

Chris said...

Hey, not only do I like old people, but I'm planning on becoming one myself one day. I just hope I'm not one of the slow ones. Especially when you guys are around. I'm already practicing on smelling funny.

Falwless said...

YouTube or it didn't happen.

Dale said...

If only I was living mine Beckeye!

You're welcome Skyler's Dad, film at 11.

I want one of those scooters but high powered for knocking young whippersnappers down Melly.

It is a little sad wasn't it Franki? One of those moments that got me and believe me, I watered down the evil by a fair bit.

I'm practicing now Barbara, can you smell what the Dale is cooking?

There was a definite connection Elizabeth, I'm so predictable!

Comment of the week goes to you FranIam! Hilarious.

The pictures in my head are quite lurid and vivid Suze but I wouldn't advise looking around in there.

It's more funny what I don't blog about Bluez, to me anyway.

It's all about weapon of choice WP, a car for you, a cane for me.

You give me much to aspire to X. Dell. How much?

You're slow Jill. I like that.

She heard I was away over the weekend Leonesse and yelled out to me "Welcome Back" the other day. I said "Thank you" and kept moving.

Are you experienced then Freelance Guru? Is there more I can yet learn from you?

I can practically smell you from here Chris but your random thoughts will protect you from my kind.

It hasn't happened but I carry my camera in case I go off Falwless, I want to prove my love.

BeckEye said...

What do you mean? You saw Xanadu with me...wasn't that your dream??

Dale said...

The good parts of my dreams include you Beckeye, and Xanadu of course! It's the living the life of a gazillionaire that eludes me both in sleep and waking.

wonderturtle said...

Wow, I totally thought they turned on you. Until you laughed. But they might still turn on you.

Dale said...

It'll be me they come after some day Wonderturtle but I'll be ready with James Bond attachments to my walker.

Jill said...

Dale, making you believe that I am slow, is only to make you feel more intelligent!

pistols at dawn said...

Dream kicks are the sweetest.

Dale said...

Correctamundo Jill.

Dreamkicks, lollipops and rainbows Pistols.