I really like your picture. Good choice! It reminds me on Bruce Springsteen’s Song “Blood Brothers” (…we were king of the mountains… now the hardness of this world …) and some of my childhood days. Life was very exiting then. Every day was expecting us with new fascinating adventures. I still have such friends. We still do childish trips into the mountains …with tents … igloos … camp fires … “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” Wayne Dyer
I relate to what you're saying about lost brilliance, same old same old, and plodding through life with a heavy heart, feeling old before my time. Sucks! Maybe knowing others relate to the way we feel can help and we can all help each other.