The first dozen are spent wandering, learning and being taught about the world around you.
The second dozen are spent with the feeling of immortality, exploring and taking on this brave new world.
The third dozen are spent concentrating on those around you and taking the teachings of the first two dozen and passing them on to new dozeniers.
The fourth dozen are spent either wisely or foolishly, grasping hold of the bigger picture, then coming to terms with our interdependence.
The fifth dozen can be one of the toughest of all. Struggling to stay above the fray, learning to enjoy the fruits of your labor, and the growth of those around you.
The sixth dozen is spent passing the time about your loved ones, some traveling more, and some traveling less, to do so.
The seventh dozen is spent. Maybe take a nap before wandering, learning, and being taught about the world around you.
Not many get an eighth dozen or more. You’ll know what to do when you get here. Or not.
© calm dragon proto 2007