Nobody really wants to get old.
Sure, we can be grateful when we live to be 80.
But, no one wants to start forgetting things and where opening a jar of spaghetti sauce becomes an exercise in futility.
But, to the lucky, we age.
It is inevitable.
There is the saying that youth is wasted on the young.
When you're young, you have the energy to do things, but not the time.
When you get old, you have the time, but not the energy.
What I have always hated was the "years young" phrase.
People are young and they are two years old,twenty years old, whatever.
But, at some magical age, they become years young.
Seventy years young. Ugh!
For awhile that phrase was used everywhere.
Thankfully, not so much now.
However, it has been replaced by the decade thing.
Sixty is the new fifty, fifty is the new forty, and forty is the new thirty.
Thirty is not the new twenty cause you are still in your youth.
Or maybe it is.
People like to be young.
But, that just sounds corny too.
I am 44 and that it how it is.
My niece tells me I don't look as old as I am.
And I am not even wearing make-up to hide fine lines.
Honeyman is two years older than I am and he feels old to him.
I don't feel old.
Even when I hurt or when I forget something..
Mentally, I still feel young.
And to people older than me, I am young.
My mother-in-law calls me kid.
That's just how it goes.