Sure, I have my aches and pains and I can’t do all the stuff I used to when I was younger, although, thinking back on some of the things I DID when I was younger, I’m not sure that that must be viewed as a truly bad thing. I still manage to enjoy myself most of the time and, if I discover I’m NOT enjoying myself, I can always take a nap (the height of pleasure). After all, that’s the ONE thing one can ALWAYS enjoy! But not until retirement, of course!
Anyway, I have a sub-folder in my “Waiting for a Blog Post” computer folder which is entitled “Getting Older” where I’ve filed interesting/amusing stuff touching on the subject (obviously) of getting older. Here are some examples of a few of the things which I had stashed in that file. There’s a lot more than I could possibly use in a single post, however, so I may do this again some time.
One of the things I’ve noticed about getting older is that some things have changed a good deal and there are now young folks” who simply can’t conceive of things we “olders” remember with ease. As a case in point, I suspect that one has to be of a “certain age” to even know what this is a picture of, although anyone can probably figure it out.
Still, it’s not JUST such things which demonstrate the difference between an “older” and a “younger,” as I realized when I encountered this Thatababy cartoon in the paper not long ago.
In a similar fashion, when I saw THIS the other day, I had to stop and think about the idea that maybe, just maybe, there IS some virtue is being “older,” at least some of the time. After all, unless one has really worked at it, age DOES tend to provide one with a background of knowledge and experience which can still be useful.
On the other hand, New Year’s partying is something which Bonnie and I have never gotten into in a big way, although I have to agree that Blondie and Dagwood have a nice system worked out. Of course, it means one has to set the alarm