Apparently l don’t get all the hullabaloo?
Suddenly out the blue or the baloo yesterday, Suze declared with a sharp intake of breath “Oh my god, l am going to be 60 in three years time!”
Well considering that we had been talking of gardening, l was a little confused at this declaration and my puzzlement must have shown on my face for her to follow up with “Oh of course you don’t get it do you?”
“Sure l do, you are going to be 60 in three years time, it’s not rocket science, but in truth, you’re not yet 57 until October which is a few months off anyway.”
“Yes of course Mr Logic has to remind me of that!”
“But you just said you are going to be 60 in three years time, are we not talking age?”
“It’s just a number to you isn’t it? It’s alright for you you are not going to be 60 until 2023!”
“Yeah, is this like a trick question darling, have l missed a huge chunk of something in so far as conversation? I ask, because l have just taken fresh tablets and they tend to addle my brain for the first half hour, so if l have missed something, l am really sorry.”
“No, you haven’t missed anything, l am simply saying that l am going to be 60 in three years time!”
Suze was confusing me, was there something in that statement that was supposed to mean something? Was she referring to her birthday in October, why was she talking about being 60 in a few years time? What was the relevance?
“I can see you are overthinking this aren’t you?” She said looking at me.
“Well, not really, no more than most, but admittedly l am a slightly bit befuddled at this information. What do you wish for me to do with it or about it? i can’t stop you reaching 60.”
“I am not asking you to do anything with it, l am simply saying l am going to be 60 in three years time!” She answered in a flustered tone.
“Are you worried about hitting 60?”
“No, l was just simply saying l was.”
“But you’re not 60 yet babes?”
“No, but l soon will be, that’s what l am saying. The question is Rory, where has the time gone?”
“Well time passes us all by, if l worked on that theory l could say to myself Oh no, l was 50 only yesterday and now l am 55. You know there is only 18 months between us, right?”
“What’s that got to do with anything?”
“Nothing, l am just saying that’s all. What’s this really about?”
“I am getting older, that’s what it’s all about!”
“But we all are, that’s what happens with time. We all age, it’s unavoidable, there are mo fountains of youth, or elixirs , no anti-aging tablets to be taken, no time reversal machines …”
“You just don’t get it do you?”
“No, apparently not, l don’t get all the hullabaloo.”
Suze then walked off muttering that l was clueless.
Can anyone shed any light on this?