Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old
is when we’re kids?
If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that
you think in fractions. How old are you?. “I’m four and a half!”
You’re never 36 and a half. You’re four and a half… going on five!
That’s the key! You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back.
You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. How old are you?
“I’m gonna be 16.” You could be 13, but hey, you’re *gonna* be 16!
And then the greatest day of your life happens… you become 21. Even
the words sound like a ceremony; ~~* YOU BECOME 21 *~~ YYYYYYES!!!
But then you turn 30. Ooohhh what happened there? Makes you sound like
bad milk. “He TURNED, we had to throw him out.” There’s no fun now,
you’re just a sourpuss.
What’s wrong?? What changed?? You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re
PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the breaks, it’s all slipping away.
Before you know it, you REACH 50… and your dreams are gone. But
wait, you MAKE IT to 60. You didn’t think you’d would!!!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50, and MAKE IT to 60.
You’ve build up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that, it’s a day
by day thing; you HIT Wednesday. You get into your 80’s, and every day
is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch. You TURN 4:30. You REACH bedtime.
(My grandmother won’t even buy green bananas. It’s an investment you
know, and maybe a bad one.)
And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90’s you start going backwards; “I
was JUST 92.”
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a
little kid again; “I’m 100 and a half!!!”