The Bench (May 19, 2010):

Here I was in my early twenties living and working among people thrice my age unknowingly gleaning knowledge from their experience as to what my own life might become.

we’ve come a long way

The story goes back to the early 1970s.
Back then I always wondered why so many of those people on the bench seemed to be groaning a lot. It was strange to me.

Now here we are, over 50 years later and now that I’ve let my hair down, I’ll just say I get it. Oy, do I get it!