Friday, April 26, 2013

A-Z April Challenge W is for It's Only a Mirage

Ross and I live in an "active" adult community.  The full name of it is "The Four Seasons at Mirage".

The sign at the entrance has a symbol of the four seasons.

You can see it there in the photo in the corner.    There is a sun for summer, a leaf for fall,  spring flowers and a snowflake for winer. 

I imagine when the marketers thought up the title for our community, they meant to have it conjure up images of a full active life style all throughout the year.

There are approximately 2000 people living here. I would guess that the average age of the population  well past 65.  

I'm not sure how many of us are still active enough to be spring into any kind of action.  

That sign may have initially enticed me into believing that that I had enough pepper left in me to weather another lifetime of seasoning, but my wizened years of experience have taught me that just ain't so. 

To further justify my opinion I only have to eavesdrop on a conversation of folks at poolside.
The talk isn't about dancing the night away, at last nights "'50's  Sock Hop" dance.  
But it is more likely to be about which knee replacement surgeon is the best or worst and where they preferred to go for physical therapy. 

Now that I have lived here a while, I see the irony of the sign and perhaps a little bit of sarcasm too.

To believe that we have another full four seasons of active life is only just a  Mirage.

Because you see "Winter is Here."

And by the way, that scene from last Sunday's Game of Thrones, the scene with Daenerys Tagraryen was WOW!

I am participating the A-Z April Challenge.
Today's letter is W for Winter and Wow.

1 comment:

  1. I think those signs are to attract new residents. But that's just a guess.