In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.”
At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?
I was forty years old and with many years of military and law enforcement training, and I believed there was anything I could not accomplish.
However, after putting to use my training and surviving life threatening and not so life-threatening events. I have to admit, I sometimes felt a little immortal, until an incident at Boy Scout summer camp.
As a scout leader and father, I spent many weekends and week long summers at Boy Scout camp. Little did anyone know, the summer camp was actually a great vacation for me. It was also at summer camp when I dislocated my knee cap.
After minor surgery to reattached the two pieces, I spent three months recovering.
During my recovery, I realized and understood, that no matter how much training and life experience I had amassed, my mortality is fleeting.