Complications

This is what I saw on Monday morning from the office window.

Life gets more and more complicated.

Sometimes I think it is just because we are getting older and that there are more things to do.

Certainly, life has become more complicated in terms of Technology and the things that we have come to expect and maintain. We are no longer satisfied, for example, to just have a simple TV with one speaker, we need surround sound and when explosions occur on a TV program, we want to hear them sound as if they are real. Thus, to maintain this, there are times when we have to make sure that they are working. The remote, that when I was younger did not even exist, will turn on things and change channels. We don’t need to get up to turn things on or off. However, batteries do not last forever and we have to change them out. Am I complaining? No. I don’t miss the days of not being able to sit back and control something.

Even going to bed has become more of a complication. We are a bit older now and so there are more things to be done before we can get into bed. There are, perhaps, some meds to be taken; the teeth have to be attended to and carefully at that, since we have spent time paying for lack of proper care at the dentist’s office. We try to avoid looking older than we are so we might use this or that to ward off the aging process. Anyhow, when we are tired, sometimes it is just hard to settle for just washing our faces and getting into bed.

I don’t know why I settled on this topic, but it occurred to me when I looked out the window on this April day to see snow on the ground and even falling.

My morning is a bit more complicated because of this snow, that is for sure!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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