Another thread about aging

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Last night she sighed and said we were old
    Then I remembered her from the week before
    Laughing and running through the park
    Playing tag and yelling “You’re it”
    With our children and grandchildren
    We may have been here a long time
    But we won’t end our lives choking on our own stale dust
    I smile when I think of her and fun is the word that comes to my mind.
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Take her parking and well you know, teenage style. That'll make you both feel young. Don't tell me, you already do that regularly don't you, you old dog!
  3. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    That's great! I'm 60 and while I can't deny or ignore certain aches and pains I'm actually feeling pretty good about where I am at this phase of life. It's taken me a long time to get to where I am in life...lot's of hard lesson's learned...but I have no desire to go back or to pretend to go back.

    Know what I like about getting older? I've noticed how certain vanities are long gone and I find that very liberating. I mean, I try to take care of myself (5'10" at 180 pounds) but I'm not out to try and impress anyone and if no one notices me that's fine. I just go about my way feeling very content.

    It's a nice feeling.
  4. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    :p:p:p I'm not talking :p But there is a nice view from Twin Peaks
  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    It sure is a great feeling. : Maybe that is part of wisdom and it sounds like you have some. Being FREE is awesome. :hyper:
    I'm turning 61 this week. Party on dude !
  6. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I'll level with you here with total honesty. When you say being free is awesome....I've been alone (and I DO mean alone) since my divorce 20 years ago. But I'm not lonely in anyway, nor do I crave "anything" from anybody. I love what freedom I have and still can't think of one reason why I'd want to give that away. Not one. So yeah, I call it freedom.

    It's not for everybody, and I don't hate anybody or anything. But we all find our own way in time.

    Happy birthday in advance!!
  7. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Thank bro. It's great that you are complete and free living a single life. Yes, we each have to find our own way. It has never been one size fits all. Wouldn't it be boring if it was.
  8. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013

    Sounds like you have a good bead on things, Slo.

    When I go, I want to go quietly in my sleep, like grandpa.
    Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Another year cast unto the wayside
    Another day thats gone to spoil
    Another hour delays my duties
    The minutes my earth to toil