...... I'm younger than that now."
Many of my friends remark on the fact that I have a special rapport with kids, and there is a very good reason for that: I'm a kid myself, and I hope I never lose that "child-like" quality.
I know. I need to be an adult sometimes too, and I am, when necessary, but I would rather be a kid.
When I worked in the ER of our hospital, I used to love doing magic tricks and bringing out my puppet "Dr. Bob", to make my pediatric patients feel a little better, and I sure do miss that. The last place those little ones want to to be is in a hospital emergency room, and I always thought that if I could make them smile, then maybe that visit wouldn't be so traumatic.
What's your point, Bill? Right?
My point is that I don't mind the aging, the Alzheimer's, and the fact that I will die from it some day. What I DO mind is the not remembering, the clumsiness, the rages and the forgetting of words as I try to speak them.
Let me be a kid, but please don't let me be an idiot?!
Here's something no one (hardly) knows about me: I love to watch Sesame Street and I loved Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
My friend Beth shares my feelings and I thank her first of all for being my friend, and secondly for what you are about to see. I never knew this video existed, and I'm going to warn you: it's gonna make you cry, but they will be happy tears, because we'll always have our frog. God rest your soul, Jim Henson and God bless you, Tom Smith.