A couple of months ago the micro manager turned 80. The occasion was marked quietly with a good lunch out. Life goes on.
A few days ago I looked at the Micro Manager and for the first and only time I could see an eighty year old woman. What's been going on before this?
I tended to look at the Micro Manager as being a much younger person. I had an image in my head of her in her late twenties. This shouldn't be the case. We've gone through the ages and stages. We were a young couple. We had kids. Our kids left us. We worked hard and enjoyed freedom. Retirement came. Retirement goes on. All these things have happened and yet I still had the image of a younger woman in my head.
For the most part this discrepancy doesn't matter but I got thinking about reality for a minute. Am I making the right decisions when I have an inaccurate image of age in my head? Do I expect more from the Micro Manager than I should? The Micro Manager is spunky and a hard driver. But still age has taken it's toll. She doesn't have the same energy anymore. However , she still wants to live the same old way.
I've heard many people say that they have an image of themselves which is much younger. The image of myself in my head is a young person who has just finished high school.
Now this is the first time I've noticed that I see another person as much younger than they are.
So I guess this is a time for me to stop and think about life.