As we grow older we acquire certain insights into the way we are and our true relationship with the world which surrounds us.
In some ways this can be quite confrontational. Rather than fighting the truth it is more worthwhile to let it flow over you, like a series of waves splashing on the beach.
In other ways this realization can energize and give one a more powerful push in newer and more exciting directions.
While relaxing on the rubber raft a hundred or so feet from the beach, I can still hear those waves splashing in soothing, musical regularity. A distant drumming sound coming closer and closer.
I will open my eyes later when the time is ready.