facing it ……

17 Nov

Sadly there is no pretending that we are still young ….. but most of us have an image of ourselves at a ‘certain age’aging and cling to that as our default….I recall a conversation with Mum @ age 75, she said that she still actually felt 30, until she looked in the mirror.  It’s just a slow and gradual process…. and let’s face it everyone around us is aging at the same rate so it kind of sneaks up on you.

That is, until…you bump into a friend you haven’t seen for years and suddenly wonder what on earth is wrong with them because they look so …umm…well….OLD!! 

Or… like me today, you pass a woman walking her child to school, and when you look a little closer, you realise that she was the little girl you used to see in kindergarten reading groups and serve lunch in the school canteen…ouch !!

It’s a sneaky and sinister process, and time to reflect today as yet another of my friends clicks over into their 7th decade … While I’m still desperately clinging to my mid 50’s, one by one, my friends are hitting that next  BIG Birthday….and I sit here still wondering …how DID that happen ?? (but I guess it’s better that the alternative)

Happy Birthday to all my sexagenarian friends ….mmm, maybe there’s a hint in there that life is spicy in your 60’s.

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2 Responses to “facing it ……”

  1. Karen November 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Yes,can not agree more… I see old friends and think, what has happened…and then I look in the mirror.
    Don’t worry Lou you really do look 30.
    And turn the big 60 is not that bad

    • 50 something but not dead yet November 19, 2014 at 11:14 am #

      LOL thanks Karen … perhaps an eye check in order while you’r off work 😉 Not scared of 60 … just milking these last few years for every drop.

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