The Old Man Reflects on 57 Years

An old man awakens as the 57th year of his life is about to begin. He has seen people come and go. He witness his parents divorce and stood by the hospital bed the night he thought he was going to lose the love of his life. He was there the night his beloved father begged him to help him as he was at the end of his life. Its during those times that he realizes that there are powers far greater than he. These past 56 years have had its share of heartache  and laughs. Will he make it to his 58th birthday? Only time will tell. One thing is for certain if he does the white in his beard will be even whiter and his body will ache even more. This biggest fear is that the love of his life will probably be gone and that makes him ponder this question? Has it all been worth it?

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