Hello HOLSTEE July, honestly, I should have just extended this thing throughout the entire year.
LIFE IS SIMPLE.
Today I took my grandma to lunch. She’s a very funny lady (although I don’t think she knows this herself). We were talking a lot about what it’s like to, basically, sit on your ass and have nothing to do. Then with all sincerity she looked right at me and said that she is going to get some clay and start sculpting a statue of the dog. She said she’d do one of Ini too if I’d like it for my mantle.
A smile immediately spread across my face. As we grow older it’s amazing how much simpler life gets. Apparently so much so, you begin to think up things like casting household pets.
But really, as I dropped off grandma and begin to pull out of the driveway I was thinking a lot about my life. I was thinking how busy I am and how sometimes I wish things were so much simpler than they are. I was thinking about what it must be like to be old, eyesight fading, health declining, and to not be able to do the simple things that lead to all the complicated things that make life exciting and enjoyable. What would it be like not to be able to just jump in the car and go where you want to go? What would it be like not to be able to take a run because your joints disallow it? What would it be like not to be able to get your nails done because there is no one to take you? It would suck. So, I am so thankful for my youth and I am so thankful for being able to do the simple things that give me the opportunities to do all the rest–the messy, complicated, tiring rest.
On Tuesday, grandma and I are going to get her clay and paints so she can start her masterpiece of Smokey the dog (and possibly Ini). I’m sure they’ll both appreciate the simple gesture.