Wednesday, 21 July 2010
..growing old gracefully..
...growing old gracefully is too common a cliche..like that '50 the new 30' thing..meaningless..a new age terminology that confuses rather then enlightens..and I do not even know what it means..this growing old gracefully thing..or how to..
..but you have to have the gift of, or blessed with, longevity before you can grow old, whether gracefully or otherwise..I like to think of it as an acceptance of aging..that slowly you are losing your faculties, and slowly but surely heading towards senility..an acceptance of your fading health..for health has a direct bearing towards this growing old gracefully thing..
..ultimately, it is about choices..decisions made not whilst your are old, but those choices that you made before being old..myriad of little, insignificant choices that you made much earlier, seemingly irrelevant then but getting a more prominent view now in your latter years..for, indeed, thou shalt reap what thou hath sown..
..things like those documents that you signed..(I ended being a bankrupt for the past 25 years..but back then it was nothing)..the food you take..the drinks you drank..and, most importantly, the friends that you keep.. and,of course, the persons you marry..
..it is a question of being able to do the things you like to do..but in a limited way..
..so, I supposed I may have become a bit recalcitrant, but in an odd way, I must be growing old gracefully..