As I've been cleaning out my cluttered computer recently, I've been finding document files with cryptic titles. Upon opening some, I've rediscovered the beginnings of blog posts that I never finished. Ideas that never cohered. Writing prompts that prompted nothing. Drafts that eventually bored me. I have decided to post some of these without further editing or explanation. Here's the first one:
Despite an outward air of youthful sprightliness, and discounting the elan with which I embrace modern ways, I’m getting old. I’m reminded of this fact when I lumber down the stairs in the morning in a cruel parody of Walter Brennan. The reference to Walter Brennan confirms my condition.
I probably started than on my last birthday. I don't remember where I planned to go with it. I suspect that I was sidetracked while looking for a YouTube clip of Walter Brennan, like this one from the fabulous Howard Hawks film "To Have and Have Not" starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall:
Or maybe this fun compilation from "Rio Bravo" with John Wayne: