Saturday, March 28, 2009

Growing old disgracefully!




Isn’t aging wonderful! Gone the inhibitions of youth, caution thrown to the wind!

Once I cared what people thought, now I don’t give a damn! Once I agonised over what looked cool, now I couldn’t care less.

Yesterday image was everything. Today I’m content to blend, to disappear, to be invisible.
No longer do I tread the catwalk of life. Happening has happened! Fashion has flown and style matters not.
Now I am the audience, not the attraction. Now I’m the critic not the criticised.
Isn’t aging wonderful!

23 comments:

  1. Love being the audience! What a relief!

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  2. Your post makes aging sound pretty darn good! I loved your very upbeat take on it all.

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  3. YES! it IS! but how come... what took me ThREE paragraphs to convey..you did in one quick entertainingly brilliant piece?? you MUST be older than me!!

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  4. That's wonderful. The gentleman in the picture looks exactly like a friend of ours who played Shylock when we did "The Merchant of Venice."

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  5. You're definitely still an attraction!

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  6. Aging is fine - till you get the creaky joints!

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  7. Who is old?
    We only grow old but are still young at heart!

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  8. That's the spirit! Who cares what they think?

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  9. You'll always be a youngster as far as I am concerned.

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  10. I didn't see one disgraceful thing here, but your aging is a celebration. Good for you. Fun to read and a poke in the eye. At last, we can just be . . . for a while.

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  11. Yep we improve in so many ways as we age don't we.

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  12. You are just an old fart, with no offensive odour!

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  13. You had some wonderful phrases here and I totally agree. :)

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  14. Well said Keith, so many people (like me) are afraid of growing old!

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  15. I am a person not a number. This is a terrific post both image and words. Go your own way.

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  16. Oh, I agree wholeheartedly!

    And I also think that when we stop trying to look "cool..." that's when we do! (You know--that whole "retro" thing!)

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  17. Fun piece and yes there are great things about getting older!

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  18. I love it! Happening has happened. No longer do I tread the catwalk of life.

    I have to make my way back to Fiction Friday. I lost the habit of posting there... but it was great. I will check out Rosey's piece.

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  19. That's a good way to look at ageing! To be an observer, rather than the observed. And for a writer, that's a gift, is it not?

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  20. Disgraceful, applause, applause I love it too, what's not to ;)

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  21. How optimistic! I loved the tone of your writing :) Makes me feel good about my age :)

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