doesn't it seem like in our world, being twenty-something is the most ideal place in life?
that kinda makes me sad.
not there yet,
but once I'm twenty-two and not smiling every minute of every day,
it might get depressing
like, "okay, this is it. go have fun"
and once I turn thirty? ouch
but it doesn't have to be that way, does it?
I have a friend who is a good deal older than me, like sixty-something
and she does sixty-something very well
not trying to be younger, or be anything else
just taking care of herself and loving others and giving wisdom
and that's so wonderful
I don't feel afraid of being older
maybe that's because I'm eighteen...
but don't a lot eighteen year-olds shudder at that thought?
my friend said something to the extent of,
"I want to feel good, I want to look good.
I won't feel or look like I did, but that's okay,
I don't want to be hot.
I just want to be my age well."
it scares me to see older women in the news, looking hot and being on the hollywood scene
like, "oh man, I thought you had grown out of that?"
don't you know you are like my grandma's age?
just be dignified and don't worry about your arms so much, okay?
there's so much wisdom to be had at an older age
and you don't have to hold to labels and brands and be in-the-know
isn't that the charming thing about grandparents?
that they don't know everything about technology and they're still awesome?
it's like there's this little wonderland of interesting facts about the life they lived
and the world they grew up in
so, so, so neat
I love all my grandparents so much
and I miss my grandmother staying with me
remember a while back when I said she was coming to stay?
we had the best time. ever.
as soon as she left I felt so, so sad and missed her like crazy
anyway...I wasn't trying to make a point except...
- if you are older than "the prime of life", have a great time and don't worry about it
-and I love my grandparents
-being old sounds actually quite nice!
and what do you think about all this?
I don't think there are many grandma-bloggers out there (if you are one, comment!)
but you, at your prime-of-life stage, tell me what you think
about getting older
and being younger
and your grandparents
all that jazz