I had a bad sinus headache last night, and took some NyQuil (just one tablet) so that I could get some rest.
When I woke up, I did my usual thing, washed my face, contacts, then looked in the mirror. When I stared sleepy eyed, I asked myself, “who is that old man in the mirror”? Who is that?
Now, I can’t say that I am really that old. I think that you would agree that 50 plus is not old these days. Its just that I looked in the mirror, and I saw a man that I did not recognize. Or perhaps I did not want to recognize. How did I become by Father?
Actually my Dad is still a very active guy. Actually more active than his son on most days. He plays golf, mows his own lawn most weeks, shovels snow, etc. Well, maybe the snow part not so much since he and Mom now get to Florida for the coldest months.
Yet, as I stared in the mirror this morning, I didn’t want to recognize myself. Sure it was the same guy that stared at himself yesterday. And thinking back to yesterday, I probably said the same thing. “Who is that”? Yet, today was different.
I am thinking that the reason that it took me back may have as much to do with writing this blog. It’s an awakening of sorts. My realizing that I am in a place that I didn’t know that I could or would want to find, and I am not too happy about it.
So, what’s next? What do I do after I saw that guy in the mirror. Well, for starts, this blog. That is the first step. In time, we will see if this is a nurturing of sorts, or me just babbling on.
Maybe you woke up this morning seeing someone you didn’t recognize? Perhaps you liked what you saw, I’m not sure that I did, but still maybe you did?
Drop me a line, let me know if you liked “who” you saw in the mirror this morning.