I have always found it such a romantic expression
But when it finally hits you, it loses all romance.
This last month I have been buffeted by the cruel wind of business events almost out of my control. I have suffered the chill of much that has always been close becoming cold. I have felt threatened by the edgy frailty of my own body, once so reliable.
And finally I have been stung by the cruel, hard rain of careless rejection.
I have realised the nature of my Perfect Storm.
It is that I am suddenly becoming old.
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Line drawing of the poet W H Auden. I do not know the artist – If yours, please let me know so I can credit or delete