Wednesday, October 1

"When I was 21 . . . it was a very good year . . ."

I can't believe I am 22 today! I feel really young still, and I know to most people I am still really young, but when I compare myself to girls in my classes I feel so old. So many of them have been married for a few years, maybe have a kid or two, and are younger than I am! It's been a hard month, and getting older seems like it makes it harder. Birthdays aren't as exciting as they used to be.

So, to make myself feel better, I found some quotes to give me advice on aging:

There's no such thing as too late.  That's why they invented death.  ~From the movie Out to Sea

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years.  Your body changes, but you don't change at all.  And that, of course, causes great confusion.  ~Doris Lessing

An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have:  the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.  ~Agatha Christie, news summaries, 9 March 1954

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.  ~Madeleine L'Engle

One of the best parts of growing older?  You can flirt all you like since you've become harmless.  ~Liz Smith

Luckily, I apparently don't have to worry about getting older quite yet, because:

The last birthday that's any good is 23.  ~Andy Rooney

The best thing however, is this quote from Sinatra:

"May you live to be 100, and may the last voice you hear be mine."

I think that might actually come true! I hope it does. As much as he may have cheated on his wives, Sinatra has always been there for me. ; ) A good song from Old Blue Eyes can solve any problem and cure any pain.


Stacy B. said...

Those are great quotes. I like the one about how your body gets older but your mind doesn't. That's how I feel!

Leighton Whiting said...

Wow you're getting old now! I remember when I was 22... Oh wait... I still am. And so is Sharon, haha. Come one you're not old. Everyone knows 20s are the new teens