Brittle: (adj) hard but liable to break or shatter easily
I recently celebrated a birthday, which made me a year older than I was before.
Now I am of a particular vintage which has gained full body but also must consider itself “old wine.”
You see, I’m still tough as nails–it’s just that I need to avoid the pounding.
I planned an extravagant holiday season with family, and even though I was able to pull it off with much aplomb, I did suffer with a cold, coughing and fatigue as retribution for ignoring the passing years.
Men are so afraid of losing their virility and women their attractiveness–but in our later years we discover that when confronted with the realization of our “brittle,” we should just stop arguing and do the best we can with the strength that remains.
Don’t let another Christmas season go by without owning Jonathan’s book of Christmas stories
Mr. Kringle’s Tales …26 Stories ‘Til Christmas
An advent calendar of stories, designed to enchant readers of all ages
“Quite literally the best Christmas stories I have ever read.” — Arthur Holland, Shelby, North Carolina
Only $5.99 plus $1.25 shipping and handling.