Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Got this funny from GCFL.net:
"Bicycling with Granddaughter
Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. "In ten years," I said, "you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now."
Carolyn shrugged. "In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway."
(Received from Penny Bartnicki.)
It's funny how we look at aging. Yesterday I was chatting with the interpreter for our deaf student while he was in the restroom, and she said how one student had delared that she was old. "How old do you think I AM?" she asked. The student answered, "You're GRANDMA old." She;s 27! But we considered, in the city schools one encounters girls who have had children at age 12 or 13...so, yes, it is feasible...
Seems each decade beyond ours is "old". But I found as I reached each decade that it really wasn't - I certainly didn't FEEL old.
And at 60 I still don't feel OLD. Just...not as supple and limber as I used to be - I used to be able to sit on the floor and get up with no problem...used to be able to touch my toes to my nose...
But I still feel the wonder and delight of living things, of things cute and beautiful, of learning, of PLAYING...
This body will indeed deteriorate and return to the earth, but my spirit will live on...Meanwhile I'll enjoy doing what I can while I can and remain young at heart.