Thursday Inspiration — Sharp as a Tack

AD1F5A96-326F-4945-BD5F-62D137FDD0B3When Aaron was a toddler, everyone thought he was slow, dull, and, well, not the brightest bulb in the box.

The whole family was worried about him.

It turned out, though, that while Aaron may have been slow to bloom, by the time he got to middle school, he was shining brightly and his IQ test scored him as a near genius. He was sharp as a tack, he didn’t miss a trick, his mind was like a steel trap, absorbing everything he learned. And he excelled.

The whole family was proud of him.

By the time he reached middle age, Aaron had amassed a series of accomplishments in science, medicine, and technology. He was considered a world renowned expert in epidemiology.

His family was impressed by him.

When Aaron became a senior citizen, he rapidly declined. He had trouble remembering things, even his family. His mind became dull and his thoughts muddled. He could remember things from years past, but not anything recent. He was no longer the man he was just a few years earlier.

His family is worried about him.


Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, where the theme is “sharp.”

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