memento mori or something

Memorial Day in the USA. We had our May holiday last week. In Bermuda they called iit Splash Day and even though the weather has long since been warm enough, apparently no self-respecting Bermudian will go swimming iin the sea until Splash Day. It’s been a while, perhaps it has changed. Some things don’t, though ..We run our lives according to a calendar, bolstered by tradition, If it were only a calendar. I’ve been running my life—and I do mean running, only I’m the one running—according to doctors’ and other caregivers’ appointments, mine and Matt’s, frequently conflicting..

When I hit a blank day, I say “At last! The day is mine.” and then proceed to squander it. Which I’ve done today, though iit wasn’t entirely blank.

But I am.