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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Post 50 Funk

I know, I know... turning 50 isn't so bad... especially when one considers the alternative.

But for whatever reason, I've been in a bit of a funk for the past couple of weeks that has pretty much left me speechless (several of you have emailed to check to see if I'm ok... thanks).

I'm sure I'll snap out of it.  But for now I'm just listening intently to the faint whisper of the inner voice.

For context, here is one of my favorite quotes from Steinbeck's 'Tortilla Flat':

"When Danny came back to his house and to his friends after his amok, he was not conscience-stricken, but he was very tired.  The rough fingers of violent experience had harped upon his soul.  He began to live listlessly, arising from bed only to sit on the porch, under the rose of Castile; arising from the porch only to eat; arising from the table only to go to bed.  The talk flowed about him and he listened, but he did not care...".

 

Posted by David Bogner on July 21, 2011 | Permalink

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Well, hopefully you'll snap out of it. You still have a ton of living to do, though you've done so much of it already.

Posted by: J K | Jul 21, 2011 2:12:38 PM

Well, hopefully you'll snap out of it. You still have a ton of living to do, though you've done so much of it already.

Posted by: J K | Jul 21, 2011 2:12:38 PM

Oh, David, I'm sorry to hear you're in a funk. I hope that your spirits will lift soon.

Posted by: Rahel | Jul 21, 2011 2:12:54 PM

What you need is a new young friend and a Corvette. Carpe Diem!!!!

Posted by: Barzilai | Jul 21, 2011 2:31:03 PM

Perhaps it's the release of tension after your exceptional scooter adventure.
I find that beer and a juicy steak often help.

Posted by: Quietusleo | Jul 21, 2011 3:46:33 PM

a list a great men and women who only became great AFTER 50..

1)VACLAV HAVEL CHEZCH PRES 53 Y.O.
2) MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS ENVIRONMENTALIST CREATED EVERGLADES- 60Y.O.
3)CESAR FRANCK
4)LEOPOLD JANACEK BOTH 56 WHEN THEY COMPOSED THEIR FIRST PIECES
RICHARD ADAMS- WROTE WATERSHIP DOWNS IN HIS MID 50'S


YOU BETTER GET TO WORK!

Posted by: shabtai | Jul 21, 2011 5:00:59 PM

A great list Shabai, I must remember to re-read it in December when I hit 50! Hope you are feeling lighter in spirit soon David - you are such a blessing to so many.

Posted by: Kiwi Noa | Jul 21, 2011 9:51:28 PM

Life BEGINS at 50! Before that you're too involved just raising your kids. As your kids get older, you have more time for things you want to do.

Posted by: rickismom | Jul 22, 2011 2:23:54 AM

Yeah, the couch psychologist in me is inclined to agree that maybe it's post-Scooter ride doldrums? Whatever it is, I hope it snaps soon and you're back to your happy, verbose self!

Posted by: Alissa | Jul 22, 2011 4:46:19 PM

Snap out of it, Trepp!

How about you write a post about all of the blessings you have in your life? Wife, kids, dog(s), scooter, home, job, country, G-d... what moves you?

Posted by: ProphetJoe | Jul 22, 2011 5:53:43 PM

buck up. :)

Posted by: weese | Jul 22, 2011 8:03:04 PM

Now is the perfect time to become a DH for the Red Sox. All we have to talk to them about you being a wunderkind from the Dominican Republic who can hit the ball a country mile. Alternatively we can make you Senor Bognero, the Cuban baseball lord who has finally managed to escape the clutches of Castro.

Posted by: Jack@TheJackB | Jul 22, 2011 9:31:33 PM

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