RUNNING OUT OF IDIOM
Some people run out of gas, motivation, purpose; I’m running out of idiom that people can relate to. The cow jumped over the moon doesn’t ring too many bells these days. A stitch in time leaves most people scratching their heads. For lack of a nail, etc. (the shoe was lost, the horse, the war, the kingdom) might make some sense to the last living cowboy, but it goes right over Trump’s head, just like a penny saved is a penny earned.
I’m the Pied Piper, waltzing Matilda through the scrap heap of the Industrial Revolution, longing for one more night in my 40 Ford, making love to the American Dream.