Monday, December 21, 2015

Get Out of the Way

You may think I have "lost it" what with all the reruns recently. or perhaps you think I never "had it" in the first place.  I offer this one not because I could think of nothing new to write but because I think this expresses very well exactly what I would wish to say today.  From 2010, then.

On the other hand, some of us are not still young, Marcus. In point of fact, we despair of ever achieving super power status. It is sufficient to be able to rise, shower and dress; to then place one foot after the other, to find the coffee pot and a mug. Fly? I think not. In the dreams and fantasies of our youth, we moved the earth, we conquered worlds. We are fortunate indeed to have lived a life in which we did not provide serious impediment to the progress of society. "Lead, follow, or get out of the way". Some of us exercised sufficient "powers" to stay out of the way.

We, too, merit recognition.

Cartoon: Foxtrot by Bill Amend


Grace said...

I prefer the third choice - neither a leader nor a follower be.

Secondary Roads said...

Like you, I've had my lead and follow moments. Now, it's the age of "get out of the way."

vanilla said...

Grace, the leader-or-follower thing makes no sense. There are leaders, but the rest of us are influences or collaborators, for even he who stands idle affects the outcome and the performance of the rest of us makes or breaks the leader.

Chuck, I have gotten out of the way and now I sit in my recliner and laugh at the parade as it passes by!

Secondary Roads said...

Of course you do. Kinda like being in the catbird seat.

Vee said...

I took the last name, Powers, when I married. A while back a three-year-old grandson started referring to me as his "Grandma Super Powers." Does that count as a super power?

vanilla said...

Vee, your grandson tags you "Grandma Super Powers" that is sufficient proof that you have super powers!