Assuming that most of us will be functioning on a cellular level for approximately 80 years I thought that it might be interesting to rate my seasons. 80 divides into 4 nice little sections but a lot of stuff can happen in a decade, so to be honest I would need to break it down and average the two decades.
1957-67 Ages 1-10 B+
I was a shy sheltered kid who lived in small rural town, experienced fate of 1 in 6 boys 'F-', moved to the big city by grade 4. I remember watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, the televised Vietnam War, but mainly watched cartoons on TV, memorised animal encyclopedia & loved drawing.
1968-1977 Ages 11-20 B-
I went to Disneyland, remember watching Armstrong walk on the Moon, started kissing girls in Junior High, Mr Party in HIGH School (still managed to win the Most Inspirational Student Award?) I had so much fun in Gr. 12 that I stayed an extra year! No criminal record. Travel Western USA & Europe.
1978-87 Ages 21-30 B+
Go to College, Dad dies 'F', found Jesus & got married, my 2 Daughters born 'A+', switch careers from TV to Commercial Real Estate
1988-97 Ages 31-40 C-
meet #1 Son 'A+', but get divorced & lose Jesus, career & self respect, enter shame spiral, curse the day I was born, hit rock bottom. 'F'
1998-2007 Ages 41-50 A
Ascend shame spiral, marry soulmate sweetie A+, greet Son #2 A+, start small Painting business, get addicted to Blogging, relieved and surprised to outlive Father's genetic predisposition, watch all 4 children flourish, hit "5" on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, it's all good!
2008-2017 Ages 51-60? A+
Um.. got snipped but no serious health issues (touch wood..ooh yeah), enjoy validating my very existance each day, living in the moment, finding my car keys, and making preparations for worldwide Fame & Fortune which I will hopefully handle as well as George Clooney seems to...or not.
2018-2027 Ages 61-70 A+
Looking forward to some travelling, becoming a Grandpapa, pulling my pants up above my waist and complaining about the Government full time, win Nobel Peace Prize, Oscar & People's Sexiest Man Alive.
2028-2037 Ages 71-80 A+
More Grandkids, blurred vision, more brain-fog, arthritis and a few gastro-intestinal issues, fully expect to expire with a big smile in bed following an artery-choking priapismic-induced explosion in my brain courtesy of Viagra :)
then I'll be re-absorbed into the cosmos and hopefully my molecullar bits will be recycled into some cute Puppies.
All in all a rather normal stint.
How would you rate your Seasons?