Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Still Ticking

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly Me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Sixty, I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be sixty now forever and ever.
with apologies to A.A. Milne
The post below, " Biological Clock Ticking - Lying about My Age", is from my original blog, Spring of the White Robin. In the post, I explain my strange attitude towards aging. I was 59 at the time of this entry.
For the pass twenty years, I have been lying about my age. However, my truth twisting about my age is not to make me seem younger. (Nothing could make me seem younger. Look at the picture.) Eccentrically, when I was nearing forty, I decided that 40 sounded better than 38 or 39. As I approached 50, I hardly ever owned up to being a mere 48 or 49.

Here I am actually quite near to the age of 60, and in some ways, I tend to think that my biological clock is ticking, ticking, ticking. Of course, the old clock is not ticking in the traditional sense of the term of running out of time to bear children. I am blessed to have two wonderful sons, who are both married to fantastic women. And, my kind, compassionate husband and I are also fortunate to be grandparents to one fabulous little girl. However, I feel that as the years pass that I may be running out of time to do everything that I want whether that is to be a better person, to see more of the world, or to learn to play a dulcimer.

This progression of time does not at all make me despondent. I have and have had a rewarding as well as a fulfilling life. Just something to think about as another milestone is reached in reality.

My advice to all is to love and live your life each and every day no matter how old you are.

Addedum, December 4, 2007: I am sixty-one years old today. Today, is my birthday. I have had a good sixtieth year. In fact, I think that 60 has been one of my favorite ages. Additionally in any day, now we are expecting our second grandchild.


Willowtree said...

Happy Birthday Molly xoxo

BS said...

Happy Birthday !!

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday, dear Molly! Your posts always make me feel so uplifted. I want to feel like you when I'm 61!

Robocop said...

Happy Birthday!

lisa's chaos said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!

I turned 40 this year and when my birthday comes again 41 sounds less exciting so maybe I'll be 40 again. :)

debi said...

Happy Birthday Molly. I wish I could bake you a cake.

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear mjd. Happy birthday. I get a bit freaked out because I want to go everywhere, see everything etc, and just keep learning about myself and the world... but I remind myself that it's an endless quest.

You must be excited about grandkiddy numero two being due!

Luke said...

Happy Birthday!

(But you've never fooled me about your age. I always know how old you really are. Except for maybe when I was very little one time when we went to see Mickey Mouse.)

Molly said...

Happy Birthday! I'm more comfortable in my skin now than I have ever been, and I'm just half a year behind you!

daddy d said...

Age is just a number. The size of the number does not matter very much. You are full of life and the joy of grandbabies. Happy Brithday. Presents to follow.

gawilli said...

Happy Birthday! Ooooh! Presents!

I gave up on the 39 thing, but my mom sure pulled it off for a good long time.


Frema said...

I hope it was wonderful. :)

meggie said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I am even older. I have an 18 year old granddaughter, & a 5 year old grandson. Life is still wonderful, & grandchildren are truly gifts of your life!!

ChrisB said...

Happy Birthday. I think I'll adpot your last verse when my next b'day comes, especially now I'm well passed it!

karisma said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Molly.

As my Nan always said, you are only as old as you feel.

Lynne said...

Happy BIrthday MJD!

Sage advice that I plan to follow! ;)

junebug said...

Happy Belated Birthday greetings! Nice poem.

Cazzie!!! said...

I love this post, and it is so true, love life on the day..no matter the age.
Happy Birthday :)
Mine is Tuesday the 11th December :)

Pamela said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday.
I'm going to blame it on Bloglines. Karmyn & I were talkinga bout it not being reliable recently.

The progression in time does make me despondent. There is so much to do and I'm wasting time.

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Robinella said...

Oh Poop! I missed your special day. I'll amend the birthday post right away.

Glad this milestone is a good one for you.