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Reality of the Fantasy


The fantasy:

Hard work in the gym can turn back the

clock on my aging vessel of clay.

The reality:

I’m feeling each and every one of my 62

years today while lifting hard.


The fantasy:

Sustained effort, Pilates, and hard core

abdominal work will rip my waistline.

The reality:

Diet, and only diet, will enable me to

Trim off the excess fat.


The fantasy:

I am responsive now to life with the

explosiveness of an eighteen year old.

The reality:

I creak when I move, and now when I run

It is closer to the speed of a sloth.


The fantasy:

It is good to fight against Father Time;

pushing harder and harder against him.

The reality:

Acceptance of the reality of aging

enables me to live life fully with joy.


The reality of the fantasy speaks to my soul;

my heart beats out the desire to embrace truth.

Facts look at me like the lions looked at Daniel;

but the sustained foundation in reality enables me.


Truth is not ugly, it is simply the reality of what is;

Using the wisdom gained from my many experiences.

Still with the intense desire for an active lifestyle;

Yet fully understanding the reality of the fantasy.



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