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?