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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mid Life Overhaul





The works,
oil change,
tire rotation,
with a free multi point inspection.
Imagine if there was one
for your soul too ?
Rotate the mind,
oil the bones,
extract the old,
replace with the new,
or is that the mid life crisis ?
A new sports car,
a trophy wife,
one that can't articulate a sentence
if her life depended on it.
She owns knee pads,
and tattoos with his name.
She acts helpless,
while he runs to her rescue.
She will drink him like a tall
glass of water,
and laugh at all his jokes.
His blood pumping,
heart racing ,
age is just a number he claims.
Yes, the works
oil change anyone?

I was sitting on a bench at Ford waiting to drop off our car. I saw this sign and started to write. This was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend of mine about men in her circle of friends. 
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97 comments:

  1. Some would think that kind of oil change grand, fun write.

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  2. ha...you know i think we should regularly have that check up on our life like an oil change...a chance to make sure we are heading in the right direction and our taks are full and well lubed...

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    1. It's good to know if you are heading in the right direction...:))

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  3. smiles..nice...i think i should get an oil change for myself...and some people in their mid-life crisis act just crazy...but well...good for the companies who sell sports cars..smiles

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    1. Yes...some people do crazy things in mid life :)

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  4. Yes, point me there ~ Though I am not doing all of that for the guy..ha..ha...

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  5. "She will drink him like a tall
    glass of water,
    and laugh at all his jokes."

    Oh this is spot on :)
    Fantastic write!

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  6. Those knee pads...occupational necessity.

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  7. lol love the humor here and the line about articulating a sentence! wonderful! very clever work Ayala! :) great read!

    my offering
    http://kellieelmore.com/2012/02/02/in-the-haze-of-knowing/

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  8. I love that the inspiration for this post came from that sign. Nice write Ayala!

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    1. Thank you, Rudri...inspiration has a way...

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  9. "Rotate the mind,
    oil the bones,
    extract the old,
    replace with the new..."

    Great stuff! I love that you came up with this from a conversation and an ad banner for vehicle servicing. :)

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    1. Thank you, Fayola. It kind of wrote itself :)

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  10. Humorfully and truthfully said--I think it may be about time for the old 60k mile tune-up for me as well!

    @AudreyHowitt

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    1. Thank you, Audrey :) sign up here :)

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  11. Oh boy...can I ever relate... Instead of the knee pads...maybe cortisone. That would be my oil change. I'll take it...especially when I consider the alternative. Nice write!

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  12. Oil Change - nice wordplay here. Well as an old lady, I can say, we do need those tune-ups and more often as we get older. I guess for men, they need to remember what got their hearts and minds racing when they were young; for women it means re-prioritizing and it changes often, but ethics, what you cherish, what you can give, what you want to say, what you want to leave in the hearts and minds of the ones you love are all high on that list.

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    1. Thank you, Gay. I know...you know what they say...different strokes for different folks :)

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  13. the sign made me giggle... yes, i think i could use a tune-up as well...
    some sad truths here, great images.

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  14. Ha! I like this alter ego male voice of yours! Refreshing and funny. And we need humor, don't we, like the guys need their bud and ball.

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    1. Thanks you, Belinda. This was a fun write that just poured out... :)

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  15. Funny how I react positively to the thought of an 'overhaul' but so negatively to the KIND of overhaul you so delicately describe! I feel so blessed to love my "mid life"...would like some extra energy, but wouldn't 'trade in' a thing!

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    1. I know, Adrienne. I would not change a thing either.... :)

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  16. This is great. I love it when I find inspiration in the strangest places.

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    1. Thank you, KB. And I love that too about inspiration :)

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  17. Very good! I liked her drinking him like a tall glass of water. Great write!

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  18. This was fabulous, ayala. I have to wonder at those types of shallow relationships...how they must shrink a soul instead of enrich it.

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    1. Thank you, Talon. And I couldn't agree more!

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  19. Oh... a change for the soul... yes, that would be nice, if only it were that easy! :) Nicely done.

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  20. Sometimes this kind of oil change seems magical. Would that it worked for women as well as men.

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  21. Ha! Well, I could use an oil change if it brought knee pads with it! Very clever! k.

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  22. Ayala, I'm smiling so hard my face hurts! Haven't forgot our interview...playing catch-up!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria :) No problem...when you are ready :)

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  23. Hahaha - great write. And...never mind men - I could use the works too! I think it's time for my 50,000 mile check!

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  24. Great metaphor - I t made me think about roadside service stations designed just for middle aged men who could go in- by a new sports car, get a really unfashionable makeover, and a signnupmfor an affair with a woman 20 years younger!

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  25. I like the metaphor here. I think mid life crises tend to come when you realise you can't change all the parts like a car though...and oil has ever diminishing effect!

    I fancy being parked up in a field when the time comes, and letting daisies grow through my bodywork.

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  26. haha:) a midlife crisis can be helpful in the long run. i like that possibility.

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  27. "She will drink him like a tall
    glass of water,
    and laugh at all his jokes." great line Ayala...Chag Sameach my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I hope you have a great one :)

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  28. I second Ed! I think I'm having mine early

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  29. Love your poem! Your dog is beautiful.

    Pamela

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. My dog thanks you too :)

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  30. This is a fun one...love the idea of the full overhaul!

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  31. fun how our surroundings inspire us to write

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    1. Yes...inspiration happens in the strangest places :)

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  32. Love the inspiration and lovin the write

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  33. So pleased your wait outside Ford inspired this very perceptive write.

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  34. Yeah, I've seen couples just like you mention here, and always have wondered what there story is. I love how inspiration can just spark anywhere it chooses to, nice write, thanks

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    1. Thank you, Fred. Sometimes I wonder too :)

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  35. That would be SO COOL if it was possible!!! Beautiful poem. :)

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  36. Can't we have the oil change without the floozie? If so I'm in. I need a service check, TLC and I'd love to be good as new. What is a trophy husband BTW?

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    1. :) Good question Lauren....what is a trophy husband ;)

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  37. Inspiration is everywhere...love what inspired this one...I have seen several of these "oil" changes

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    1. Thank you, Susie. And ...I have seen my share :)

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  38. I love your inspiration and the words you chose to accompany it!

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  39. I think men are the most guilty of this. They want what they can't have and too quickly discard the beautiful Vintage model under their noses. I've seen it while teaching abroad, these ageing males who really should look in the mirror and deflate the overblown tires of their sagging egos. They are NOT a young man's good looking no matter how many rotations they do. LOL

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    1. I love your comment..you have me laughing early this morning, thank you :)

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  40. This is absolutely divine, Ayala! I especially like:

    She will drink him like a tall
    glass of water,

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  41. This is deeply profound..it's amazing, I was once a trophy wife, and you become mindless, even if you aren't naturally. You are treated like an expensive watch, and you begin to think that this is all that you are.

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    1. Thank you, KD. Sad when you are not appreciated for who you are, thank you for sharing.
      Best wishes.

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  42. Thank YOU so much for your kind visit. SO many good blogs - how to keep up with them all?

    It's been TOO long since I've been here. Loved your post today, A


    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  43. This was an amusing and articulate poem Ayala! :-)

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