Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gnome, Troll, or Curmudgeon

A friend recently had movies made of his playing the piano at the Old Folks Home, and there I was playing accompaniment on my harmonica.

Trouble is, I see myself as a caricature of an old man, a codger, a rolly-polly troll, pants pulled up to his chest.  That is not how I feel.  I still feel like a teen-ager, who happens to use a wheel chair.

What do I miss most being an old curmudgeon?  Driving? Flying? Swimming? All of the above, and more than that: Romance.

And I forgot to mention Running, Hiking, Dancing, Biking and Motor-cycling. Never managed to learn to Unicycle though I tried. I did walk on stilts though.

4 comments:

garnett109 said...

Good for you Chuck!
Stay forever young!
Happy Thanksgiving!

madcobug said...

That is the way to feel Chuck. I am glad that you feel that way. Helen

tendernoggle said...

YOUR MIND IS STILL YOUNG AND ALERT CHUCK!!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD MEAL TOMORROW!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

jmorancoyle said...

    You're a few up on me. Never rode a unicycle. Did learn to rollerskate though.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay