Do you ever wonder what it must be like to be your parents?
I’m not asking whether you wonder what it’s like to be a parent.
I’m wondering if you’ve ever imagined yourself in your parents’ shoes.
As my parents age, I talk to them on the phone, and they will say something about looking at pictures of themselves at younger ages that are displayed in their hallway. They often remark how amazed they are to be their advanced age.
I think about their lives. I have heard about many of their experiences. I wonder what it would be like to be in their skin when those momentous events occurred.
What do you imagine it would be like to be your parents?