Saturday, October 24, 2015
Age Means Nothing
Tonight I'm going to a surprise birthday party for my pal Jerry. He's turning 70. Seventy! My God, how is it possible that I have friends who are that old? Easy...
Age means nothing. It's who you are that matters. I've met adults in their thirties who behave like elderly people. And free spirits like Jerry who are ageless. Not to mention myself -- in two weeks I'll turn 58 and yet you'll still see me wearing mermaid tails and tutus. Go figure.
I met Jerry fifteen years ago through motorcycling. He rides and was friendly from the outset. Jerry tells amusing stories of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950's. It's funny stuff. And he's talented in the saddle; lately he's been teaching riding-skills to newbies. Jerry is vibrant, active and youthful. He bears no sign of aging. He could be 40 or 50 if you didn't check his driver's license.
How 'bout you? Do you act a particular age or are you ageless? Do you have friends who are younger and older? How do you feel about age?
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Age is just a number in my opinion ... I think today we have many options available to us that we didn't have when we were younger so we have to experiment / experience those things now and sometimes others may say that we need to "act our age" but if there is a little person stuck inside you wanting to have fun who are you to deny that person!!!???ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Jerry! And I don't think age is matter, when I started to learn something I don't need to feel, "Oh, I'm too old" because it's only make me limited my self :)ReplyDelete
I'm a 29 year old stuck in the body of a 49 year old wondering what the hell happened.ReplyDelete
I'm kind of lucky because most people think that I am substantially younger than I am. I don't think it's going to last though.
I had a girlfriend that was older than me by 9 years and when we'd go out together people assumed she was my Mother. A good day for me, a shit day for her. We are no longer friends and I can't help but wonder if that isn't the reason. I think she was tired of it.
I feel the same way, Suzanne. I'm still young in my head. BTW, you do give off a much younger vibe and your enduring physical beauty helps a lot.Delete
Awww, that's lovely!! Definitely, we don't have to act our age. I'm almost half way through my 30's and I still think I'm 12!!xReplyDelete
I like how young you act!Delete
I agree, there are some pope who are ageless and radiate life.. AT 58 you are one of them, and that is a great attribute. My mother was like that. My FRIENDS are between 24 AND 70... AGE IS just a number, except for the physical aging thing and the limits it imposes.. how it is how you deal with what you have, and are, that matters more than numbers.ReplyDelete
you and four friend look like school chums ..
Thanks, Elle. I am impressed when people have friends in as wide a range as you (and me). It means we see others clearly as individuals.Delete
Yes yes yes! I struggle with age. When I think about it I get upset. I am 34, but don't feel like an adult and sometimes that makes me think I'm throwing my years away. I'm know 34 isn't old and I also know that age is a state of mind, but sometimes it's really hard when those much younger than you are making such a success of things and I end up getting caught up in the numbers and nothing else. This is why I really try to make sure I make the most of every day; using attitude to prove to myself and others that life is all about the journey.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Jerry x
I definitely don't look my age but my body sometimes reminds me of such LOL. You're right age is a state of mind and you two are living it up!ReplyDelete
I have friends of all ages and I like that. I look younger then I am which can both good and bad.ReplyDelete
Allie of ALLIE NYC
Happy Birthday to Jerry (and soon to you too)! Yes, I have friends you seem ageless and I've known many a folk who seem sadly worn down by their age. What age do I think I am? Um... I still think I'm about 25 and then the wisps of grey hair bring me back to reality!ReplyDelete
I love this photo of you with your friend Jerry. I can see the warmth and ease between you. It looks like a friendship that makes you both glow. Happy Birthday to Jerry the ageless. I don't feel any different from the Shawna who was 23 (a somewhat randomly chosen number) though living does give us experiences and alters us in some ways because of that. I was a very mature child, the kind you describe as an old soul and it seems that as my body ages my spirit gets younger. I am more youthful now than I was at 23 really, and I connect with people of all ages, not really finding the number relevant. It's just about the person and we either connect or we don't. The mirror is sometimes a cruel reminder that I am not as young looking as I feel but I try not to be bothered by that. It's all relative. xoxoReplyDelete
I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth...as they say.ReplyDelete
I feel as I always have, although I don't feel more confident with age like some, everyone else just seems less confident for some reason!
Happy Birthday to Jerry!
I do think we still show our bias to youth when we compliment someone on not looking their age. I have had this a lot and always felt good about it. But lately I've been wondering if that means I seem immature! :-D xo Jazzy Jack
Happiest birthday wishes to Jerry!ReplyDelete
I've always had friends of all ages. Right now I can think of ones spanning their late teens to their late 80s and pretty much everything in between. I love mingling with different age groups and seeing elements of the world through the eyes of those at different stages of this fabulous journey we call life.
I totally agree. age is nothing. I never notice height or age in people.ReplyDelete
I was going to say no way this guy is 70! Age doesn't mean anything, so are so very correct. You will be a 58 year old mermaid, and I am a 30 year old cat!ReplyDelete