I’ve had the occasion these past few days to see old friends.
As I’ve told them, I’m researching. They both had their 60th birthdays earlier this year, and I want to benchmark our age. I find myself asking them all kinds of questions. “What is your dream of the future? In that future where will you live?” “Are you ready for grandchildren?” “What is the hardest thing you have gone through to date? Do any effects linger?” “Do you have beauty secrets?” “How about Botox or injectables?” “What percentage of your day is spent content? How much disturbed, or blissful?” “Do you get tired more easily these days?”
We discuss lady clothes, and what to wear to a tea. I simply want to know, what ought I to expect of myself? To understand myself in context, and to understand them more fully, in the short time we’re spending together. One of the good things about old friends is that they aren’t surprised by your personality.
Maybe I should ask you guys the same questions. How about now?
That was a little abrupt. But, again, old friends aren’t surprised. I am interested in your answers – at your age – if you are so inclined. I think we have millions of resources on the stages of a child’s life, and very few on the ways adults age.
Have a good weekend everyone.