“Back in my heyday, I could run five miles and want to run more,” I said to Sam.
“So you only get one heyday?” Sam said. He always knows how to expand the thought.
When a person talks about a heyday, they usually put it in singular terms. They will say “his heyday” or “its heyday” but nobody talks about a heyday like there could be multiples for a person or thing.
I wonder if a person only has one heyday. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the period of one’s greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity.” If one has another time in their life when they are even more popular and successful, does their heyday change, or do they get another?
I don’t want to have had my heyday yet, so I will strive for another. After the holidays.