Old People with Food on Their Clothes
I remember back 20, 30, 40 years ago--I'd see elderly people, especially women, with food stains, or actual food, on the fronts of their blouses. I'd wonder, Do they not see it because their eyesight has failed? Do they have early dementia? Are they just too lazy to change clothes? I'll never do that!
Seriously? This morning, as I'm putting on an "almost clean" sweatshirt with just one spot where I dripped applesauce and I'm not going anywhere anyway and I can make it go one more day because it doesn't stink or anything and now I don't have to bend over and paw through the drawer....
And it hit me. I'm one of them!! Now I get it! When you don't have enough spoons to get through the day to begin with, it's just ONE MORE THING. And I'm not even in the era where most clothing had to be ironed.
Would I change clothes if I were going out in public? Of course. Well...maybe to the Post Office. You can always feign surprise and say, "Oh my goodness, I must have spilled something on me just before I left the house!"
**My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)