This morning I was watching the fabulous movie, "Driving Miss Daisy". I ordered the DVD from the county library. I've watched this movie many times. But the movie is sooooo good, I could watch it many times more and still enjoy.
The first scene in the movie really gets to me. In that scene, Miss Daily goes to back her big Chrysler car out of the garage. You never know when age will catch up with you. Miss Daisy put the car in reverse and confused the accelerator for the brake pedal. The car lurched backward, out of control. Miss Daisy drove down the embankment and the car had to be towed back up to level ground.
It became clear to Miss Daisy's son that her driving days were over. That's how Miss Daisy found herself with a chauffeur.
A lesson for myself
This movie is a reminder to me that I am getting older. Day by day. The changes in my life are getting closer. I've made it a point to not take the things that I am able to do now for granted.
Like riding my bicycle. And even walking. Everything comes to an end. I observe my apartment mates who now walk with a cane or walker. It happens in an instant.
Although I am in really good shape now, I don't want to ever take this for granted.