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How old are you on the inside? — 16 Comments

  1. That is why seeing the photos of ourselves comes a s such a shock – wo do not feel all those years and are surprised to see them. Somehow a mirror can still lie, but the photo is a hard-copy of reality.

  2. I’m not much into mirrors!

    There were stories that indigenous people in various parts of the world didn’t like cameras because they were afraid the camera could somehow capture the ‘soul’. The hard-copy is only one bit of the reality; there’s lots more to us than what you see. 😉

  3. The battered and wrinkled cover may contain within it the words of William Shakespeare!

    I don’t understand the botox and nip and tuck philosophy – are they afraid the cover contains no more than junk mail?

  4. Someone recently offered to put highlights in my hair. I already have some. They’re gray, and I’ve earned every one of them! I’m a wrinkled, tattered, old book. But the plot has been great . . . . . . so far!

  5. There is a line from Bunyan about one’s scars being part of what commends one – I can’t remember it at the moment – anyway, I have more grey than you Gram.

  6. “My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles who will now be my rewarder.” from Pligrim’s Progress????

  7. Thanks, it is, I remember using the passage at a funeral about twenty years ago for a woman who had gone through particularly hard times. I couldn’t remember it earlier – age!

  8. I am now a paid up member of the natural hi-light club with etched trophies from the school of hard knocks very visible on my face for all the world to see. I hope the inner glow of the thirty something deep in my heart, smiles through my eyes to brighten a day and warm the heart of others about me. Only then will life be worth living.

  9. I think being a lifelong thirty-something would be a very good mark at which to aim.

  10. “My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles who will now be my rewarder.”

    In that case, I’m due a nice reward 😉

    I stood in a supermarket queue today behind a chatty, grey haired lady who joked with me about today’s newspaper headlines concerning certain rogue bankers.

    I commented on the impact they’ve had on today’s young house buyers who are now caught in negative equity.

    She joked with me that she was thankfully past all that.

    I responded “but, you’re only as old as you feel” at which point she told she was 80 years old and still growing all her own veg!

    I was gobsmacked. I wanna know her secret!

  11. I was really saddened by the man from EXIT who told Miriam O’Callaghan about the woman who wanted to die because she had reached her 80th birthday.

  12. Ah I believe that. Thinking young, staying in touch, refusing to be a grumpy old woman or to grow old gracefully definitely keep me feeling young. I wish prospective employers had the same view of me that I do!

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