September 20, 2010
How Old Is Old?
"Everyone is the age of their heart". ~Guatemalan Proverb
I had a birthday last week but my children were not able to all get together until yesterday.
When I came home from church they were at my house.
They asked me if I wanted all my candles on the cake or if it would make me sad.
I said it didn't matter.
As long as there was one candle to blow out they could do what they wanted.
(I happen to be really proud of my age because I have worked really hard to get to this point- so a bonfire was o.k. with me too.)
Anyway, they had a light-bulb moment amongst themselves
And whispered as they secretly hid their new idea for the candles.
This is what was lit up across my cake:
Squinting your eyes may help.
Do you see OLD in there or is my eyesight going too?
(Maybe I should be cognizant of the AARP and Scooter Chair mailings I have been receiving?)
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes