Crimson’s Creative Challenge – #178 – A Brick in the Wall

As I’ve wandered through life I’ve become more and more aware that if life was a wall then I’m just another brick in the wall.

We are all part of a whole. Life is a myriad of components multitudinous in every way.

It needs to be that way because the boredom and disappointment of being, all the same, would simply overwhelm us.

Each brick you might say is individual and contains characteristics setting it apart from the other bricks. Much like we are from one another.

I was in Port Arthur, Tasmania, recently and the bricks they used were not made correctly and so over time are displaying visible signs of aging.

I see it happening around me. I am aging.   

I saw this the other day – “It’s sad to think that you are the same age as old people”.

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7 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge – #178 – A Brick in the Wall

  1. Deborah says:

    Beautifully written! 🙂 ❤

  2. Sadje says:

    Yup, we can be called old people now but we won’t be old until we think we are.

  3. I agree with Sadje, I’m far from old. And then I think, my father died at 100 yrs old. I’ve only got another 30 to go. And then I feel old.
    But disregarding that discussion, Michael, your take on the prompt is fantastic

  4. Lyn says:

    What is it they say, “Age is just a number?” I remember a couple of years ago, my best friend and I decided to go to a new church. We were a little early and sat in my car waiting other people to turn up. Cars rolled into the car park and as the people exited their cars, we looked at one another and both said at the same time, “They’re all so old.” Neither of us considered we were old despite being in our mid-sixties. We’re now in our mid-seventies and still feel the same. We’ve been friends for 45 years and shared so much over the years… including this week, Covid. No idea where we caught it, but we had been to four places together last week. I still defy being called old. 🙄

    • Michael says:

      And so you should. I’m not quite your age YET but I recently took my son ona tour of Tasmania. Next week I’m off again with a friend and her son.
      I try not to think of myself as the same age as old people. Keep on enjoying life Lyn there’s so much fun to be had.

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