At my age the most important force in my life is aging, and each night I declare a victory in the war against age.
At age 50 my doctor told me our goal was to make sure I was healthy at age 80. I just laughed because I never expected to live past 40.
Today my horizon is 80. With only 2 years left, I think I shall get there and be healthy enough to call that doctor and tell him of our success.
Then I’ll reset the horizon from 80 to 90 . . . or maybe 100.
This little essay was written in response to the Eugene O’Neill Foundation’s request for 100-word essays describing our horizons.