28 March 2013

Getting Older

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way.  I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth ... remember Algebra.

I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
 
Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.


h/t MO Bro

10 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

If I had known getting old was like this, I would have put it off for a few years.

Rev. Paul said...

WSF, I'm right there with you. Where do we file for the extension?

PioneerPreppy said...

Heh. The waiting in line thing really hits hoe for me.

I usually have no issue with wanting to turn back the clock. Except when I visit some of those Rule 5 sites :)

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, the 'waiting in line' thing got my attention, too. One observation: you know you're getting older when you see a really pretty young woman & think, "I've got a daughter her age." :)

Sandy said...

Life is always hurried when we're young. As we get older, we become wiser, more patient, and have no real need to stand on lines.

Rev. Paul said...

Yes, Sandy, there's that too. :)

Cathy said...

OK. All true . . . I wouldn't go back to that young brain and mind of my youth . . . .
But . .

In my spring-cleaning frenzy . . I've been sorting through decades of photographs . .
They're strewn all over tables in my living room. I've had THREE friends look at them and go "That's you, Cathy!!??" Wow. You were pretty!"

Ouch. Yeah, yeah . . that "unpaved road" business :)

Rev. Paul said...

They said that? Ouch.

Cathy said...

Well . . . now remember . . . we're talking a 40+ year spread . . .
And - ok - the emphasis on "were" is mine. It's just that we reeeeally don't need reminding that youth fled with time.
Now I apologize for the rambling, but here's a quote from Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" . . . I read it when I was young . . . and now I really 'get it'.

"When you meet a dragon that has eaten a swan, do you guess by the few feathers left around the mouth? That's what it is.......a body like this is a dragon, all scales and folds. So the dragon ate the white swan . . ."

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, understood. And good quote!