If you face facts, you accept the harsh realities of life, something most of us are very good at avoiding.
Although the calendar, and the fact that I am drawing an old age pension, suggest that I am not as young as I once was, I tend to think I am every bit as active, mentally and physically, as I was forty years ago. However. I used to be able to dig in my garden for a whole morning with hardly a break. Now my body forces me to take a rest every half hour or so. I have to face the fact that I really am getting old.
ps. In my youth, I did enjoy getting to the bosom of certain ... er .. situations. However, in old age, I accept the the normal expression is 'to get to the heart of something.'
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