Another Day

Our mind is a remarkable instrument. How grey matter can process and store information is still a mystery to us after years of research. We have built a remarkable civilization using the knowledge stored in the grey matter.

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This morning, after a stomach-filling breakfast of a bacon and egg omelet by our master chef Danny, I walked around our table five times and then rested in our alcove sofa staring at the high-rise buildings next door.

“Morrie,” I said to myself. “Don’t waste a beautiful day.” Danny was watching TV. I nudged him. 

“Danny, let’s go for a walk in the park.” He got up and showed me an L.A. Times photo. A smoggy scene of Downtown L.A. 90 degrees. Unhealthy outside air conditions. “It’s better to stay here.” 

“You’re right,” I said. “I’ll go do some writing.”

(September 15, 2020)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.