Tomorrow is our grandson’s birthday – he will be 2 years old.
In a couple of weeks time I will be 70 years old.
The circle of life continues. Young Hamish has his whole life ahead of him. He has so much to look forward to. He has a loving family, he will have myriad opportunities, and he will be making his way in a world full of change and promise.
I can still remember rationing in the UK, I can remember life without TV, without central heating, without a telephone, without a family car. What did we ever do without the internet?
So much has happened in the world since I was a child the mind boggles when one thinks about it. What will the world be like when Hamish is 70?
Speculating can be fun, but practically impossible to imagine – such has been the pace of change since I was born. The important thing to recognise, though, is that life is a circle. We are born, we live life, we grow older, we die.
That is the fact of life, a fact we need to embrace. The next generation is for the future.
Young Hamish will have a great birthday, and hopefully, a great life.