As I Get Older…


Getting old it not for sissies!


This is a saying that all of us over 60 know well. You might say 70 or even 80 but eventually it becomes a reality for all of us. I often say that after I turned 60 my warranty expired as that is when physical things started to go wrong.  But that is not the topic for this post. Instead it is about the Joys of life and how they become more intense as we age.

That might be a surprising statement to some but after I explain I suspect you will be agreeing with me. 🙂 To me dreaming is a means to escape the mundane of daily life into a place of peaceful bliss and serenity. I have found that dreaming like everything else in life take practice to get it right. 🙂  Even after almost seven decades on this earth I still haven’t perfected it and never really will.

Dreaming is a journey into never land where old folks are not supposed to roam. With all the troubles of life dreaming should have been strangled out of us by now.  But if you are wise, and it takes years of living to be wise, you will know that dreaming is what makes a better future possible. Even when there is not a lot of future left.


I know the image of an old person is generally not linked to a dreamer but that is just what this blog is all about. Many think old people are just supposed to “sit back and watch”, their dream days are behind them. To that I say poppycock…. 🙂

Dreaming is a lifelong process that never ends. My earliest dreams were to try to touch the sky, hence the name for this blog. For some reason I have always been attracted to looking up. Even as a very young boy in the 1950s  I could be found lying in the grass on a summer night looking up at the stars and dreaming about them and what the future might hold for me.  I was just a dreamy kid and have been all my life.  The sky to me was, and still is, the epitome of beauty. How could all those bright lights up there just be hanging in the sky so many miles away? How could those clouds be anything but cotton balls? Those nights in the dewy grass started me on a lifelong journey that will not end until I take my last breath.

Dreaming is a natural process for all of us. Some of us embrace it and some of us allow the dark sides of life to stifle it. Without dreams there are no ambitions. Without dreams there is no future. This blog is about dreams and how to grab them and not let go.  If you want to get a glimpse into my dreamworld then come back here often. Maybe you will be inspired by my sixty plus years of dreams.

One thing this blog will NOT be about it the negative side of life. I will seriously try to leave that behind when I enter  ToTouchtheSky. Negativity has no place in my dreams and neither does fear which is also so prevalent in today’s world. Welcome to my journey, sometimes it will be surreal and sometimes off-the-wall but I don’t think it will ever be boring. That is just the kind of guy I am, even in my seventieth year…

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