Forty

The reminders are everywhere these days. Last Friday, our opthalomologist recommended progressive lenses on my eyeglasses after mentioning to her that I was having trouble looking at the LCD screen behind my camera. That afternoon, my younger sister sent an email to me and my older sister with the headline: "RSVP: January 3, 2010 Homecoming." It was from my high school alma mater. On Facebook, friends from Manila have been posting pictures taken from recent reunions. Lately, a college friend has been updating his status with lyrics from Depeche Mode and Tears for Fears. Finally, last night while watching the previews on the Julie and Julia DVD, I saw the trailer for the movie re-make of Ice Castles. I had to google it just to satisfy my curiosity and find out how long ago the original movie was made: 1978. (Remember Robby Benson?) Maybe its the holidays or that the new year is upon us that these reminders are suddenly magnified at the moment. Oh, well...