Saturday, November 21, 2009
So This Is 65...!
Somehow I don't feel any different!
I don't know what I was expecting, but everything is pretty much the same, except by the calendar I'm a year older...now if that only made me wiser, I'd be in good shape!
I think the best thing about waking up being 65, is waking up at all! Any day above ground is a good one! I started wondering what some of the better known folks in history had to say bout age...so being the "wise" person that I am I looked it up!
Here are a few quotes on the subject of age :
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
There is still no cure for the common birthday.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
My favorite thought on old age? I'm not as good as I once was...but I'm as good once as I ever was!
Now, my friends, let's have some coffee on the patio and try to remember what we were talking about!