Afterglow

Moon magenta glow

I turned sixty earlier this year, which was celebrated with (vaxed) friends at a very fun (outdoor) birthday party. Some people insist that they don’t feel their current biological age, but I do and then some. It’s a cruel trick of our perception that time seems to speed up just when we figure out what we actually want in life and then oops there isn’t much time left to enjoy or pursue it. But of course the clock ticks on the same as always in the afterglow of our epiphany. It only feels faster because we have a greater percentage of years behind us than in front of us.

So, yes, in some ways it is indeed a drag getting old, but it beats having a piano fall on your head (one of those cartoon dangers we learned to fear as kids, along with quicksand, but don’t actually hear about too often in reality). Just to be safe however, I frequently eat cake for dinner in case the piano or quicksand is waiting for me tomorrow.

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

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31 responses to “Afterglow

  1. I better hurry up, because I still haven’t figured out what I actually want in life, but I hope it comes to me any day now. Nice post Paula.

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  2. That’s a very good reason to eat cake for dinner.

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  3. Lol. Cake is good. Eat as much as you can! X

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  4. Any excuse to eat cake, right?

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  5. I sure know what you mean about time speeding up. It’s a good ride, as long as it lasts. Happy Belated Birthday, Paula, and glad you had a fun celebration on your 60th.

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  6. You’ve gotta watch out for that quicksand, Paula.

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  7. Go for it! Eat that cake. I’m 72 and when I first wake up I feel 102! But then once I’m up and going I just feel fine and not much different from when I was 62. And I exercise a lot and never diet or give up a chance to eat CAKE!

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  8. Fantastic use of all the prompts Paula.

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  9. I didn’t see the piano comment coming, lol

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  10. Life is uncertain – eat dessert first!

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  11. Since “desserts’ is ‘stressed’ spelled backwards, it’s always wise to eat dessert first. Cause you just never know. Sixty can be quite a challenge, but the subsequent years aren’t too bad. Once you get past the whole “What??! I’M SIXTY??” idea…. You don’t look your age at all, if I might say! I always thought mid to late 40s actually. 🙂

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  12. Happy belated birthday, Paula! You never know what life will bring so enjoy your cake first! Excellent use of all prompts!

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  13. Wow, this is a perspective we don’t here often. Super profound!

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