The passage of years and the acknowledgment of advancing age produces some interesting phenomenal changes in one’s perspective. The natural process of gaining wisdom is of course a real and error basis which at its worst finds one making endless series of mistakes until one day like magic after expending energy in committing every possible variant of wrongful judgement, it is impossible to do anything but what is successful in the positive sense of that issue. I imagine that most people refer to this as doing things the ‘hard way’. When you are a child and finding your way you have to run a gauntlet of running your hands through flames, falling out of a tree, etc. It you survive the experience you get to go on to solve the next set of puzzles in getting along with the impossibility of others and of course, your parents. When you are a young adult it becomes that, challenges presented by that labyrinth known as love and marriage and the indifference of the world to your personal plight. Those who are too easily seduced by the undertows of power games get carried along with becoming champions of the underclass or alternately representatives of material success. But at a certain point after tasting a sip of almost everything that mankind creates to convince himself that he alone is the creator of everything worthwhile and good, one finds that they no longer really hold any real investment in continuing to advocate what they once so easily took as incontrovertible fact anymore. The repetition of the same old prejudicial behaviors espousing what has become over many decades tired concepts that have lost any meaning beyond the tiresome familiarity of the physical voicing of same. Things change in a world that is marked by ascension and then decline. Each of us is a lens that with time grows foggy and indistinct and towards the end reflects upon the cumulative experiences of ourselves alone. For if one is to be considered a sum total filled to the brim, it is impossible to go no further lest that container be emptied and the process in some unacknowledgeable way begins again.