Emerging at the opposite end of the tunnel, one has to face facts.
Hibernation has robbed some of us of Indian summers. Forward motion is about seniority.
The full meaning of this realisation is flexible and dependent upon personal interpretation, of course.
Bearing witness to this phase is not a privilege enjoyed by all, so some appreciation is in order.
Should one be graceful or disgraceful? It is nice to be able to choose.