Long may your run

Well you heard Mr. Young sing about her. So did I, but when I heard that song as a kid I always assumed he was singing about a person. Who knew it was about a classic car? Well, apparently everyone but me. I would, however, like to believe that a parallel exists between the two. Cars are mobile; people are mobile. Cars have moving parts that wear out over the course of time; so do people. Cars can be well maintained and highly functional long past their prime; see where this is going? The maintenance of our physique can be vast and caring or it can be minimal and neglectful, or anywhere in between.

Would we aspire to this?

Or a better maintained version?

Correct vintage, different model. But you get the idea.

Does your engine look like this?

Or like this?

I personally like the second of these 1966 Mustang engine bays. ┬áBut that’s just me.

If we all just change our oil [do Pilates]; vacuum our interior [do Pilates]; wash our paint [do Pilates]; be on a first name-basis with our mechanic [our Pilates instructor], we can drive our vehicle with the same enthusiasm as those days when we rolled out of the post-adolescent showroom. A real objective is to keep your chassis and engine in such fine working order that you will never need replacement parts. Unlike those for cars, replacement parts for humans do not work as well as the originals and, as they are mostly installed in much older models, they take a serious amount of time to assimilate into the body, if at all. So drive well and obey the speed limit of life.

Long May You Run!