stop the presses

stop the presses

This happened my first Sunday on the island (Feb 23rd).

Axel’s baptism party was packed with guests. His parents were busy with the photographer, it was up to me to play host. Seeing so many beautiful women in the crowd, I welcomed the opportunity.

After my months of illness, this was my chance to prove I still got it. (Sorry ladies, I was born with a disbaility. I am a man and this is important).

(Cue in 007 theme music).

Started mingling, complimenting, and flirting.

As the night wore on, more and more ladies told me I looked different. Now, how different could I appear after three months?

Finally, one young lady told me “you look distinguished.”

Later that night, tossing and turning in bed, I replayed that one word, “distinguished”.

A frantic dash to the mirror.

No lines on my forehead. I smiled into the mirror. No laugh lines. Hair was still jet black and on my head. WHAT A RELIEF.

Then, I saw it, or should I say THEM.

There were a half dozen gray hairs at my right temple. Quickly looked and yeah, the left side too.

Today is my birthday. Can someone, please, ease my newly discovered distinguished soul.


180 thoughts on “stop the presses

  1. Can’t see the video ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Age is just a number and men are like wine. ๐Ÿ˜„ I love imagining your dark hair mixed with white. Salt and pepper hair makes men looks wiser.
    Happy Birthday Drew โค๐ŸŽ‰
    I wish you all the happiness you deserve. โ˜บ


  2. Happy birthday. Enjoy your new found distinguished look. My three sons, now in their 50’s, look like real men to me with their gray streaks. Makes me proud.


  3. Happiest of birthdays to you. If I were you Iโ€™d take it as a compliment, there are a lot worse thing then being called distinguished. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™re rocking it๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. Grateful you think so. I have a few friends and ex-girlfriends who support my blog and writing efforts.
      They are constantly sending me photos of the blog. They also give me writing challenges or prompts and
      some of my poetry evolve from this.

      My image collection is nearly at 10,000.
      I am a very lucky guy.

      Thanks for asking and thanks for stopping by.

      Appreciate your words and support.

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