Tuesday, September 25, 2007

35?


"The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."
- Theodore Roosevelt

So we were talking the other day and Tom says "well you'll be 35 in 6 months". I quickly answered "No!" Certainly he must just be joking, kidding me, teasing ...but he just looked at me (waiting for me to catch up). And then there was a long silence as the old wheels in my head tried to work out the math, and I realized he was right. And I sadly replied "yeah. I will....". Wowza. Where are the years going? I don't even so much care that I'm going to be 35, what I'm worried about is where the last five years went. Didn't we just celebrate my 30th birthday, drunk at the Winning Edge, with all my friends and family? How can it have been that long ago? So I'm going to take the next few months to ease into this 35 thing...and enjoy the last few months of my early 30's.

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