We were out strolling along the river when Crisp my aged companion, made the statement I found somewhat surprising.
“I think I’d like to live to be a hundred.”
“Whatever for?” I asked.
“Not many people do, and not many die over hundred.”
“That makes no sense, you know.”
“I know, but I’ve always found it funny.” Humour was never Crisp’s forte, and so I found it surprising she would see the funny side of living so long.
“You know,” she said, “for a while, there would countless funerals to attend of family and friends, but once they’d all departed, the time would be yours. Make new friends, younger ones I would hope for.”
I thought to myself, Crisp is going senile. I had to remind her she’d be lost without me, at which she rolled her eyes and walked on.
Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2020/10/07/crimsons-creative-challenge-100/
Living till 100 is no fun.
Yes it has it’s negative side. Thanks Sadje
That many years have lot of negative sides!
Very true. I’m no where near that number and struggling.
Wishing you all the best my friend
Interesting take on the old tree. You know my father has recently celebrated his 100th birthday. And his sister will join him in a couple years. My father is so fit, so active… so flirting with the females. He loves the attention. e does’t like CoVId, restraining him, stopping his daily walks and outings. I don’t know how much longer he’ll go on for, but while he’s having fun, he doesn’t show signs of ill health or slowing down
Your dad is a great testament to a positive attitude to life plus I’m supposing excellent genes. Being active and staying in good health is the trick to living long.
I don’t know about the genes since his father died young (aged 62) of cancer. And his mother was no great immortal. Rather, it’s my mother’s side of the family who have lived the longest, yet she did before him
So long as your mind is sharp, and you don’t have too many aches and pains, I say go for it Crisp, rock on girl! 😀
As long as Crisp has her friend, all is good!
This was fun!
Thanks Dale, glad you think so.