Why do they call it "Middle Aged?" Is it a climax, a major turning point for the person as in a novel? Are you at the top of the hill now you begin to descend? "It's all downhill from here," as the saying goes.
But somehow I think life gets better.
Recently I've noticed a shift in my attitude. For the first time in my life I'm not looking to the next thing ahead, what I'll be when I grow up or where I'll live. I'm beginning to relax and realize that what I have is really pretty good.
I've even pondered the idea of sacrificing the flesh so the spirit in me will grow stronger. No, I'm not going crazy or anything. I haven't actually done any self-sacrificing yet. Maybe that will come in another decade. But the thought alone is startling.
Maybe this is a transition in life where the focus begins to change. A moment in life where eternity begins to seem real.
Hey, Middle Age isn't so bad, and somehow I think it won't be downhill from here.