October 15, 2010

61

I have had a whole year now to experience what it means to be 60 years old.  Here are some observations:
  • Sixty is not near so old as I used to think it was.
  • I must confess that turning 30 was much more traumatic for me than turning 60.
  • Are "calendar years" really a good measurement for determining either our age or maturity?
  • Some people have asked what it feels like to be 60. After a whole year, I have no good answer.
  • I have been helped most by this quote which I recorded but have forgotten where it originated (oh dear, am I becoming forgetful?): 
  • "You are not just the age you are, you are all the ages you have ever been.”
  • My elders - those I have looked up to over the years - are still as many years older than I as they have ever been. The age difference just seems less now. And those still living is less now as well.
So today let's just turn another calendar page and call it "three score and one."