Growing Older

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan Having just reached a milestone birthday, I am appreciating how that brings one to reflect, to sort of audit where things are in my life. And for all the quotes and comments I have seen about aging, today I am feeling, interestingly, like Betty Friedan captures me best. At this age, feeling threatened, or insecure, or lost, have all been left behind with my younger self. 

“I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.” Virginia Woolf New perspectives keep coming, but somehow they are not fear-producing, but an expectation of nature. Things change. That's how it's supposed to be. 

“The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." Muhammad Ali 

And somehow it just feels OK to live on the journey, where answers are not black and white, not linear. Our life journey is a story, which is always more interesting if it has twists and turns. And the characters keep changing. Hopefully, so do we. “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” Garrison Keillor 

Growing older!!