Thursday, November 10, 2011
Seventy Years of Ron
Yesterday was my 70th birthday. Yes folks, I am officially and OLD MAN. Funny thing that, I don't think like and Old Man. In my mind I'm still that starry eyed and naive Twenty Something looking forward to what adventures in life await me. And then every morning after I get up and look at myself in the bathroom mirror I think "Who is THAT?" looking at me from the other side of the mirror. "WHAT HAPPENED?"
I got OLD, that's what happened. Seriously though folks, I'm feeling good about making it this far in life. I've had a good life and have few regrets. Sounds like I"m going to break into a Frank Sinatra song doesn't it? Yes, I am very happy with where I am in life.
I honestly didn't think I would make it this far in life. I fully expected to be gone by the time I reached my 60th year on this planet. Anything after that is gravy. Yes folks, I'm living on gravy now!
Yesterday, I made this quickie movie with my iMovie on my wonderful iMac (thank you Steve Jobs!) Nothing fancy, no intro or impressive graphics, just a random selection of photos of my throughout my life.
There are a couple of mistakes in the movie which I hope no one notices. One is a duplicate photo and there are two or three crotch shots. I tried to change those photos but the other photos worked out so with in synchronization with the remaining photos that I just left everything in. Deal with it folks. And yes, I have a couple of photos of me with some of my boyfriends. I am gay, no reason to hide that at this time in my life. I came out of the closet when I was 21 years old and never looked back and I'm not going to start now.
This is only the second time I made an iMovie. The first one I made was for my Mother's funeral. I will make copies of this DVD and send it to some of my friends. If I don't get around to making a more polished DVD movie of My Life In Photos, please use this DVD at my memorial.
These days I'm thinking a lot about Getting My Life In Order for my not too soon departure. Hey, I have to be realistic. At seventy years old I don't have a lot of time left. It has been a good life folks. I hope to be around a lot longer but if that is not what fate hold in store for me, then I have absolutely no regrets. This is one happy seventy year old.
Thank you to everybody who wished me a happy birthday yesterday. I love you all!