“It’s Retirement Day and I finally understand that I mean no more to them than the corner trash can.”
That stopped me in my tracks.
This was a statement from a man who is feeling lost.
From the power of his words I would guess that he was forced to retire, either by circumstances such as health or by a mandatory retirement policy. Either way his world has just been turned upside down. He is being made to enter a new and, it seems, frightening period of his life.