Tonawanda News — I like to point out a person’s older years are for doing what he or she wants to do, largely since no one’s actually paying any attention to you, and nature has a built-in brake (heightened judgment, impaired movement, etc.) for the goofier stuff. If my interest is, say, jazz, how many waking hours can I devote to my appreciation of it? Even such a relatively small slice of human endeavor is developing too quickly to corral it and drink it in.
Yeah, drink it in. That’s what I’ll do, let it wash over me like a hurricane on 19th Street. Think of time not as particles, discrete moments available for listening to Miles Davis or running to the dry cleaner, but as a wave. And I’m on it, or under it, or something.
I’ll try that next week, as we enter our fourth or so day of wondering who we chose on Election Day (there’ll be challenges, you can bet on it). If I become the master of time, I’ll let you know and let you know how, but I’ll take my time doing it.
Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.