Sunday, April 11

so afraid of old age

"We are so arrogant, aren't we? So afraid of age.

We do everything we can to prevent it.

We don't realize what a privilege it is to grow old with someone.

Someone who doesn't drive you to commit murder.

Doesn't humiliate you beyond repair."
from "P.S. I Love You"

6 comments:

Salt said...

True story. I never would have felt this way before I met my husband.

I still can't stand my crow's feet though. :)

Dr. Zaius said...

I don't know... Committing murder is one of the few vices I have left that I truly enjoy. ;o)

Cathy said...

You know, for some reason I'm not afraid of getting old...I mean, I don't look forward to my body aching and possibly failing, but the other stuff...wrinkles and grey hair, I just think they're signs of a life well lived. And yes, it's wonderful to have someone to share life with. Someone who you can look back with and say "remember when we were young and stupid!"

Meghan said...

This is amazing! Amen!

Wicked Shawn said...

I don't mind GETTING old, just the looking old part........please don't hate me for my vanity, that and my wicked sense of humor are all I have left at this hour of the night. ;)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

It's not the growing older that bothers me as much as the looking older :) I don't care if I'm 98, I'm still going to wish I looked 70 ;) I like this though, a lot.