Yesterday I was having dinner with my dad.
His walking is much weaker now. As I walk to the lift with him, we saw a neighbor using his hands to support himself. Their conversation left a deep impression.
They talk about the pain and ache of their legs. They brushed it off as old age.
The man asked if my dad is 80, and claimed he is 2 years younger. He then exclaimed how every year after 75 is a big difference to the preceding year. He now struggles with what he could usually coped with and it gets worse every year.
My mermories of my dad lifestyle conincide with what the man says. Aging, perhaps really caught up with my dad in the last 5 years. I remembered not too long ago, people were complimenting he was as strong as an ox for his age. He used to walk from whampoa to Pek Kio for breakfast and walk back.
Age is but a number. Some people start aging at a much older age. But once aging starts, it is clear and painful.
Every year is a deterioration from the previous.
Enjoy your years.