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Monday, January 26, 2009

thoughts about age

This week-end had me thinking about AGE, mostly because it was a week-end I was feeling soooo old, you've been there before too, right????

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' I'm five and a half!' you're never thirty-six and a half, you're five and a half, going on six! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed.

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would.

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday.

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90's, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again.' I'm 100 and a half!'

Anyway I hope all of us make it to a healthy 100 and a half!


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Rick Rosenshein said...

Hi Dena,
Thank you so much for your very kind words that you left on my blog. The pleasure is all ours. Thanks again and have a great day. Rick

RileyScott said...

Nice Maya Angelou quote.

I'm about to TURN 30 in a year and a half, and it's already like this dreaded thing on the horizon.

Nice post though...very true

Veronica said...

Oh I meant to say
and you can post this...
I am 48 and half!!!!!!! lol