It was just like yesterday, it doesn't seem a year as passed when I wrote, with emotion, a few lines to show appreciation to my friends-especially on the social media, Facebook being pre-eminent. This really got to me and I shall go spiritual awhile.
Now, I think I do not want to doubt our clerics any more: in the holy books, it was said that after the blowing of the Trumpet, men (and women too) shall be in a state of trepidation. When asked "how long did you stay on earth?" Some would say a day! Many would claim they spent just a few hours; while some others might even think it was minutes they spent!
Apology for the digression. But how the one year passed since my last birthday got me thinking.
As the days go by we all are growing; some may just be growing but not growing up! That's why you may see an elderly adult still having the characteristics of an adolescent! I'm not condemning being young at heart. This is a good quality. On Facebook I have friends young enough to be my children and others, old enough to sire me. These two groups I some times engaged in hot debates. That's how it should be. When you engage the younger ones, you are not a 'complete old-school'.
You see, I do not want to believe I'm over sensitive about my age, or rather, how elderly I have become. But there is this my younger brother that seems to pester me into admitting that "brother, you are no more a small boy!" I can recall an incident-I was in my early thirties, and some complimented me by saying we resemble (this is true) and said something that tend say we are age group. My brother was quick to debunk that: "ah, he is older by about twelve years!" I corrected him: no, it's just about eleven and a half years! Does this show my sensitivity about my age?
But this my brother never stopped this his reminder! Recently, too we were discussing about some 'achievers': Governors, ministers, commissioners, justices and even professors. You know-there is this thing, you may not be able to lay a hand on what it is-that make you think all those categories of people I mentioned above are elderly, that being your political leaders or being at the peak of their profession, automatically they must be your senior even in age. But my brother is always there to remind me that some of them are my mate and that even some of them are younger than I am!
Well, we all need that source of reminder-if you don't have a bother like mine, you could remind yourself by keeping a close watch on your peers (and their achievements). But having it at the back of your mind that everyone has his own time of glory; it may come early in life or a little bit later.
And this is hoping my brother is also conscious of his own growing too!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (TO ME)!!!