the old one
takes his time
relaxes and fishes
the young ones row fast
all in a crew
the middle one
from a motor boat
tells them how and what to do.
“old age is ready to undertake tasks
that youth shirked because they would take too long.”
-w. somerset maugham
why yes, i’m happy to wait here all day while you check my i.d.
i’ll just stand right by this alert and tan in the glow of its light.
take all the time you need. i’ll hang out for a few minutes longer.
thanks so much for sending help.
does anyone else have this message on their screen?
you i.d. everyone?
“i have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, i don’t have to.”
“today is the last day i will ever be 3.”
“tomorrow when you wake up you will be 4.”
“that is magic.”
“yes, that is magic.”
(conversation i had in my classroom today)
“it’s alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me.
who you are is not where you’ve been. you’re still an innocent. it’s okay…. ”
― taylor swift
image credit: bbc, listicle
“i can honestly say i love getting older.
then again, i never put my glasses on before looking in the mirror.”
when i am older
i hope be as graceful
love to be
“none are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”
-henry david thoreau
for age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress,
and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
~henry wadsworth longfellow
image credit: flickr.com
at 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine
is the oldest known non-clonal organism on earth.
located in the white mountains of california,
in inyo national forest.