The smiles we've shared.

By
Title Insurance with First American Title

You see, most every day round 5 am in half sleep, before I get out of bed, I love to drift for a bit feeling 19. Then after that 'snooze alarm' rings and startles me the 2nd time I hear my Freeman cousins yell from way back when.

 "Up and Adam! Shit, shower, and shave! We're burning daylight!"

Aargh!, as I do the morning shuffle for the shower with kinks. "Ahhh... But now life is good, ain't it?" As I wake up all wet warm nice and feeling around 40 again. 

Then I step up to the bathroom sink, grab my toothbrush, and take that first look into the mirror and bust out laughing! "Who the hell is that!?" "OMG! It's Dad!" :O) No, it's just me, get over it.

I glance at my iPhone to check the time and dang!, I gotta git to git'n! The day is calling! I shake off those little reminders that I'm no longer 19 or 40 and take one last moment to chant my morning ritual before I head out the door.

I am a warrior. I am a lover. I am an artist. (repeat) (repeat) (repeat)

Then I hustle myself into the day like a Spartan. After all, there's only one speed!

 

Chantin my morning ritual. I am...

 

Come evening around 11 pm (depending on the day of the week) the little reminders begin again to whisper. Even though, this very custom built one of a kind model is actually in not too bad a shape, if you factor in the years and the mileage, it's tired. In my head I want to keep going. Just one more thing. But I know, like really, it's time to stop.

I'm better at it nowadays with a lot more humility. I accept the little reminders and I'm grateful they're still small as I count the blessings of another full day.

  

The smiles we've shared.

 

 Then last call arrives dear loved one's and friends,

as I drift past the smiles we've shared

into sleep.

 

Posted by

René Fabre

"Where there's conversation, there's opportunity."

Please Note - The views expressed herein reflect only the individual’s personal views and are not the views of the author’s employer.

The Blackberry Chronicles, a blog by Rene Fabre and his travels around the Greater Pacific Northwest and beyond. Connect w/ Rene Fabre on Google+. Rene Fabre on Twitter. Rene Fabre writes reviews on Yelp. Rene Fabre on Linkedin.com The Audiorium YouTube Channel by Rene Fabre. Facebook.com/renefabre Rene Fabre loves digital photography and here are his shares on Flickr. Rene Fabre is a musician and composer and shares some of his orginal music and recordings on Soundcloud. Rene Fabre shares his interests on Pinterest.

Comments (75)

Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Sharon Alters ... Indeed it is! And it seems we're always morphing into something / someone... Thanks!

Apr 20, 2015 03:34 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Ed Silva ...  So true, so true!

Apr 20, 2015 03:36 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK, Rene!  whatever your age, it is the "new" 40!  Just wait until you're as old as I am!

Apr 21, 2015 03:58 AM
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

Age does bring humility and Im glad so I too can laugh at myself and remember to count my blessings as well  !!! Chant on... age is simly a number, a figment of an imagination willing to change our outward appearance so we can better understand our inward being ! 

Apr 21, 2015 04:12 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I've said the same thing "Age ain't for the timid ... but it sure beats the alternative".

My father-in-law used to say "Every day above ground, is a good day".

(I've always thought it was "Up and at 'em!!"   Just goes to show what I know.)

Apr 21, 2015 04:17 AM
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

I love this Renee. So beautifully written. Put a smile on my face..thank you for that :-)

Apr 21, 2015 04:29 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Pat Patricia Kennedy ... I'll go with that! The next "40"!!!

Apr 21, 2015 05:10 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Well said Michele Connors ! And knowing our inward being should bring us a smile. Thanks!

Apr 21, 2015 05:11 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Alan May ... Dad used to say that, "Up and at em!"  

Apr 21, 2015 05:13 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Colleen! NW Real Estate |Colleen Fischesser & CO Serving Seattle-Tacoma area Since 1990! ... Smiles are always a good thing! ;O)

Apr 21, 2015 05:14 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My two favorite parts of the day ... rising in the morning and resting my head on my pillow to slumber the night away.  Each day is a blessing. 

Apr 21, 2015 05:19 AM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I love your attitude!

Age is what you make of it.  I started doing Bikram yoga 2 1/2 years ago - it's 90 minutes in a 105 degree room with 40% humidity.  I am the oldest one there. At first it bothered me - who in the world did I think I was doing this incredibly hard stuff with all these youngsters.  

I've gotten over it - it suits me, helps me with those "kinks" and I love it.  If I gave up certain things because I thought I was too old, it wouldn't be long before I was 6 feet under!

 

 

Apr 21, 2015 06:46 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Indeed it is! Kathleen Daniels ! And as much as I love doing the day, I too love those 2 times of the day! Thanks!

Apr 21, 2015 07:03 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Margaret Goss ... Good for you! And, I agree "Never give up!" It doesn't matter what age you are! Thanks!

Apr 21, 2015 07:05 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Rene,

Wow! It seems our mornings are eerily similar. And we're not even dopplegangers.

Rich

Apr 21, 2015 07:56 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hey there Rene.  Just came over from Kathy Streib's post and honestly, this age thing is really overrated! It is so important to just live in the moment and keep our ages as a state of mind!  Thanks for the reminder!

Apr 21, 2015 01:26 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Rene Fabre  wake up and start all over again ! isn't life grand

Apr 21, 2015 01:35 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Rene - My sister and I like to joke that the mirror lies to us every morning.

Apr 22, 2015 03:27 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Catching up and my total bad... Life is crazy lately! Good crazy, but crazy just the same... So, my apologize for the delayed response.

Hi Richard Iarossi ... Yes, indeed... It all certainly boils down to, one thing I know... Life is not a destination! :O)

Joanna Cohlan You so totally nail it, just live in the moment, enjoy it, smile lots and laugh...

Hannah Williams you are so spot on! Indeed, get up and start all over again. Yes, life is grand!

Christine Donovan it does, it does... it's a trick! An illusion! :O)

May 27, 2015 09:28 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Rene Fabre   You are also a bit late in commenting but better late then never

May 27, 2015 10:41 AM