Getting Old is For the Courageous: First Line Friday, March 12, 2021

From Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie for First-Line Friday, March 12, 2021

Tamsin’s heart drummed frantically as she tore through her pack, her books, and the messy desk– where was it?! She knows that she placed her lunch in the backpack this morning! Sometimes it seems as if her memory is standing on the sidelines of her life, benched due to getting older. She fears losing the precious memories of the wondrous moments of life, especially the ones of her marriage and of being a parent. She finds herself obsessing over finding that stupid bag of food.

Suddenly, she remembers that she is expected later at the hospital to see her first grandchild, a little girl. She ceases searching and starts to contemplate holding that beautiful bundle of softness. She decides that finding the lunch isn’t worth risking a stroke or a heart attack and missing out on watching this new child grow up and of telling her stories. She will just buy lunch on the way to the hospital.

Written for the Line Friday Challenge, March 12, 2021 from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, including the prompts from the Three Things Challenge #535 from Pensitivity 101: precious, sidelines, softness. The first line prompt is in bold.

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