My 20 years in the military are drawing to a close. I don’t feel like a retiree. Most times, I don’t even feel any older than when I joined, even though a look in the mirror and my pained grunts getting out of bed some mornings say differently.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.