slings and arrows

passionate kisses 5 part 1b

On Thursday last I began a day of fasting–medically prescribed–that surprisingly didn’t affect me as much as I thought it would.

passionate kisses 5 part 1a

In fact, it felt good.  The indignities of aging are many and well-documented, but oftentimes the process on the way to the indignity is overlooked.

passionate kisses 5 part 2b

I felt purer as the day progressed and the process in preparation for Friday’s procedure continued its cleansing duties.

passionate kisses 5 part 2a

It cleared my mind, all manner of thoughts formed, like clouds in the summer sky as you lay on your back looking for faces, objects, places.

passionate kisses 5 part 3b

Hamlet’s soliloquy from Act 3 popped into my head: “…Whether ’tis nobler in the mind/To suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,/Or to take arms against a sea of troubles/And by opposing end them…”

passionate kisses 5 part 3a

Which seemed relevant as my body ages, requiring additional maintenance, suffering ‘slings and arrows’.  Perhaps the outrageous fortune is that I’m here, now.  Will old age be a ‘sea of troubles’?  I stand against it for now.

passionate kisses 5


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