Do You Ever . . .
Do you ever sense that you may have been born in the wrong century?
There are times when I see virtues discounted that I'd regard as paramount and ones elevated that I think are cheap and superficial. I've talked with people who never have that feeling and yet my suspicion is there are many others who wonder if they are operating with a rule book from another time.
This sense may be intensified with age. [Yeats wrote "Why should not old men be mad?"] Some of us, however, were born old and have always felt a certain disconnect with their generation. This goes, however, beyond generational differences.
It is a difference with the times.