Aging & Attitude
Mr. Wonderful* put down the newspaper, returned his glasses to the soft fabric case and sighed.
I asked, “What are you thinking?”
He responded, “Nothing, I’m thinking about nothing” and left the room to pee.
His matter of fact statement got me thinking.
My first thought, Is that possible? My second, would he be considered brain dead? My first and second thoughts were followed by third and fourth thoughts that I would rather not share.
Not that the first thought was better than the second thought, or third, or fourth, but, the first, stimulated more thought. I could not stop thinking.
When he returned I inquired, “Is it really possible to think about nothing?”
He said, “Anything is possible, ” then turned on the television.
I was impressed. His one and only thought ended in no more thought, However I kept thinking;
- 1st Thought Was he always a one-thought thinker or is this a sign of aging?
- 2nd Thought If you have only one thought do you assume it is the right thought?
- 3rd Thought Does a first thought carry more weight than following thoughts?
- 4th Thought How does one acquire the confidence to have only one thought?
My thoughts turned to President Trump and wondering whether he is a one-thought thinker. My first thought, he tweets like one. My second, third and fourth thoughts, well I would rather not share.
. . . . just saying
*Mr. Wonderful is my husband of forty-six years, Bob.