Do I dare eat a peach?  

puntachueca 105M
2534 posts
6/16/2006 9:17 pm

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6/18/2006 4:53 pm

Do I dare eat a peach?

The count down begins.
Two weeks. 14 days. Sixty.

I remember the first big count down.
06 …First grade
16… Driver’s license.
18 ... Eligible for the draft
21 …Legally able to drink.
30… Too old to trust
40 …Middle age?
50 …Age of mother at her death…managed to live longer.

And so here I am, not where I’d expected to be.
Single again.
No pension so no chance of retirement.
Lived the equivalence of several lifetimes.

In good health.
Mind still works well.
Sex drive intact.

But I just can’t get enthusiastic about this birthday. No “celebration” planned.

Am doing a lot of thinking about “what next?”

What’s the next great life adventure?


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I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
--The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. TS Eliot



Sweetpickles69 47F

6/16/2006 9:52 pm

Good Luck with that one!

Peace,
Pickles


puntachueca replies on 6/17/2006 6:45 am:
Thanks!!!

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
6/16/2006 9:54 pm

Whatever you want it to be............


puntachueca replies on 6/17/2006 6:46 am:
Exactly. Decisions...decisions...decisions...

rm_kalanchoe88 54F

6/16/2006 11:29 pm

My mother died when she was 33. I never thought I would outlive her either. That was a hard birthday for me. Oh.....and I love T.S. Eliot. I was just reading that the other day. "Do I dare? Do I dare?" In your present mood, though, I would recommend E.E. Cummings, I Like My Body When It Is With Your. Or maybe, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Love Is Not All.
Kala


puntachueca replies on 6/17/2006 6:47 am:
Good suggestions. TS must have been depressed a lot. But he's my fav.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
6/17/2006 2:11 am

... celebrate the wisdom you have achieved and the people who have benefited from that ...



[blog freelove999]


puntachueca replies on 6/17/2006 6:50 am:
Thanks. I have a lot of good stuff done so far...and it is neat to contemplate the combination of the wisdom and experience that comes with age and the ability to keep on going for another..probably the best...round.

TabithaElectra79 37F

6/17/2006 3:58 am

I like humboldthonni and FreeLove999's responses...I'd go with those...


puntachueca replies on 6/17/2006 6:51 am:
Indeed. Thanks.

puntachueca 105M

6/17/2006 8:12 pm

as long as we keep learning, we stay young

Absolutely!!!!

Thanks!


demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
6/18/2006 10:56 am

Happy early Birthday Enjoy your party. That sounds like a cool tradition.


puntachueca replies on 6/18/2006 4:54 pm:
And it gets a lot done, too. Folks around here don't have a lot of money...but they have skills and time and they share. Wonderful stuff.

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