Hobbler’s rendition of “Someone Like You” by Adele


Hobbler’s rendition of “Someone Like You” by Adele

Play this in the background if you like to sing along: Karaoke

 
I heard gray would come around
That you’d find me soon and you, show up now
I heard going gray was true
Guess I couldn’t hide forever from you
 
Old age, why aren’t you more shy?
Just like you to come and not hide from the light
 
I hate you turned up out of the blue, uninvited
But you couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped I’d see my face and wouldn’t be reminded
That for me, my youth is over
 
Never mind, I’ll find some dye for you
I wish you had not shown up with your gray hair crew
Please go away, I begged, but my hairstylist said
When gray hair comes around, you should just dye your hair red
When gray hair comes around, you should just dye your hair red
 
You know how the time flies
Only yesterday I had never used dyes
When I was raised my mom had some grays
Guess it’s my turn now for depressing days
 
 
I hate you turned up out of the blue, uninvited
But you couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I had hoped I’d see my face and wouldn’t be reminded
That for me, my youth is over
 
Never mind, I’ll find some dye for you
I wish you had not shown up with your gray hair crew
Please go away, I begged, but my hairstylist said
When gray hair comes around, you should just dye your hair red, yeah
 
Nothing compares, hair worries and cares
Why are there no cures?  Gray hair still endures
Who would have known how horrible this would look
 
Never mind, I’ll find some dye for you
I wish you had not shown up with your gray hair crew
Please go away, I begged, but my hairstylist said
When gray hair comes around, you should just dye your hair red
 
Never mind, I’ll find some dye for you
I wish you had not shown up with your gray hair crew
Please go away, I begged, but my hairstylist said
When gray hair comes around, you should just dye your hair red
When gray hair comes around, you should just dye your hair red
 

Forget this Middle-Age Crap, I Want to be Old


I’m 31…not right in the heart of middle age, but no spring chicken either (who ever thought of that expression spring chicken…sounds like some farmer who might have loved his animals a little too much). Along with having the aches … Continue reading

Hobbling Around the Issues: Assisted Suicide


There are some things in life that are difficult for me to understand. This issue is one of them.

I can’t understand why it is ok to put our dog out of its misery when it is old and can hardly eat, but when it comes to our grandfather…well, that’s just inhuman. We explain to our kids how “the right thing to do” is to put our cat down after being hit by a car, but when our loved one can only speak long enough to beg us to help them go quickly…we are appalled by the thought of “murdering” them.

We (as a society) say that it is okay to have an abortion, but when our own grandmother, who has lived a long, full, dignified life is now unable to control her bowels and bladder, not to mention her mind…it is best to just clean her up and pretend that she wants to exist as long as possible in a hospital room that she is frightened of each morning.

On movies and in reality, we often hear people say “at least he/she died doing what he or she loved.” Meanwhile, the father who gave 30 years of his life in service to our country is in so much pain that he can’t even see or hear his kids because his head is thrown back in screams of horror…it would have been okay if he died in the war, but we are going to make his life as long as possible here on our soil.

It is one thing when our loved one wants to fight, wants to live, tries to deal with the pain since it means they can still see their family and friends, etc.

When people are in horrible pain; when they are scared of each new day and in brief moments of sanity, beg us to kill them; when days or weeks of helpless humiliation are all they have left before they pass away…how can we ignore the real issue and only focus on serving our own purposes. Are we really that selfish? If you think the quality of life is not important…well, I don’t understand that.

Maybe you can help…