Thursday, May 4, 2017

64 is the new 40, right?

One starts to get young at the age of sixty.~~Pablo Picasso

We are always the same age inside.~~Gertrude Stein

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?~~Leroy (Satchel) Paige 

I have copied the quotes above and these words below from my website. 

This e-mail heading tickled me: 

64 is the new 40, right? (also my post title today)

Most of the time, I don't feel any different than I did at forty.

Or do I?


Smarter? I think so. Happier? Absolutely! Feeling more accomplished? Definitely. 

Would I want to go back and be forty again? 


I just want to 'know' as I once felt, that there was this l-o-o-o-o-ng stretch of time reaching out beyond the horizon to do all the things I still want to do.

But there isn't. I am aware, now, of the fact that that 'immortality' I felt once upon a time is a myth, that there is a final page and it won't matter if I've finished the chapter or not.

There is a sort of visual (or perhaps, mental) filter overlaying life these days. I don't allow things to blur. There is a peculiar clarity and nuance to what I experience. Things in general, are clearer, bolder, louder. Emotions and feelings are more intense. There is contentment over stress; acceptance of my lot in life and my place in it. There is appreciation that while I may not have everything I always thought I wanted, I have what a need. I love and am loved; this pretty much means that I do have it all! 

This is just one of the 300 plus sunrises I encounter in a year 



  1. Good morning Jo! These are all terrific quotations no matter the age though one needs some life experience to appreciate the truth in them. The sunrises and sunsets are always spectacular in Africa. Have a lovely day.

  2. Wishing you a "Happy Birthday, Jo" and many, many more.

  3. can you believe I know 2 people who have never seen a sunrise??? my favorite time of the day, even if the sun is rising and it is not beautiful like your photo, that time of morning fills me with joy. I have often said I would like to go back to age 40 and stay there... now I am changing your title to is 72 the new 40? YES it is for me. but not matter how hard I try I can't do what I did at 40.. like clean my house from top to bottom in one day like I was on high speed. that said I am content where I am and happy


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