The Year -32

Submitted by Libby on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:53

Dear friends of the world-that-is-your-own-and-not-mine,

How odd it is to turn -32. The troubles of this world seem hardly surmountable at this age in life. Each three-hundred-and-sixty-five days, poor me, but I lose one year of my life. That’s how negatives work, you see. -33 become -32, and -32 become -31, and so on. I know, you are thinking “wouldn’t that mean she gains a year?” Ah! You are thinking in terms of your world. In mine, things work…a bit backwards from yours. I think.

The year of -33 was a happy year. Many struggles fell to my lot, of course, but they were not so bad as the year -37. Oh me! What a year that was! Falling in love, keeping secrets, becoming…younger. Well! Thank goodness it’s over and now it is -5 years hence. (Which, in essence, means 5 years hence – in your world. I think.)

But -32 is not such an odd number. Though, now I recollect, it is rather significant. In -16 years, I shall be -16! (Which would not make sense to you as that would mean I was 0, but you must learn to think in my terms.) -16 is that wonderful age, commonly called “half-way”. It means that I will be halfway through life, I think. (But, you see, the math does not add up if you think too hard about it. That is why I never think in terms of math. They are too confusing.)

Ah, but back to -32. What I really wanted to say was that I am so glad you have all accepted my party invitations and hope that you will bring many gifts suitable for one so young as I. And please do not forget to bring a fork – for the cake, you see. We are rather low on forks, owing, I think, to my sister’s habit of stealing them and hiding them in her room. No matter. If you will bring the forks and the presents, we will have a grand time!

Hopefully the year -32 will turn out just as grand as the year -33.

Your humble and considerate friend,

Insensi T.V.T.

Author's age when written


LOL!!! I love it! That's so funny!! It made me laugh :)

“You are doing something great with your life—when you are doing all the small things with His great love.” - Ann Voskamp

:D That is hilarious! Thank you for taking the time to write and share this with us! We all need a good laugh often!

P.S. I love the signature "Insensi T.V.T."! Very creative!

C.S. Lewis ~ "He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less."

@Grace :) Glad you liked it!
@Joy My goal in life is to help people to laugh. :D not really, but...I'm glad your diaphragm got a mini workout.
@Jill :D ;) Thank you!
@Madalyn Clare I mean, you, about those forks! ;)
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! By the way, it's been forever since we've talked! So glad your here! Missed you while you were gone!

This is great. xDD Highly amusing.

“planting seeds inevitably changes my feelings about rain.” —luci shaw.
psalm 84:10 esv.