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 four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five!
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 and your dreams are gone.
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 80s 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 90s, 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!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
I don't know I will turn 100 soon...ReplyDelete
But I guess we should have the kid inside... yearning make it to the next number
It makes things all the more interesting
Oh dear! you're scaring me..my ageing speed is accelerating and I have lost all but one of my dreams...to be a spirit!ReplyDelete
Heehehe...this is a cute entry.ReplyDelete
Hmm ... Just recently I told my peer that I have problem to remember his age as the number getting bigger! 'x'
Z, yes, there's a kid in all of us no matter how old we are and I think that's refreshing.ReplyDelete
Joe, age is just a number but unfortunately the body just doesn't agree. haha..
Red sponge, wicked! ;)
so fast thinking old oledi ah. grow old gracefully. be young at heart :)ReplyDelete
Only way I'd go back to 21 is if I got to keep everything I've learned.ReplyDelete
LGK, haha.. Yes, being young at heart at whatever age is really enjoying life to the fullest. See things through the eyes of a child sometimes?ReplyDelete
Hi Bonnie, I certainly do agree - if only we knew what we know now, eh?