Sunday, January 14, 2007

The really frightening thing about middle age ...

... is the knowledge
that you'll grow out of it.

- Doris Day

This neither inspires me nor makes me laugh.
Why did I post it?
Slap in the face honesty, maybe?

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10 comments:

Spider said...

Yea - how true is this... "Attention K-mart shoppers - blue light reality check in sporting goods..."

Paul said...

Spider, you always put a smile on my face. Thanks.

Lemuel said...

It's also the frightening part about being a geezer.

Matt said...

True. But we're all hoping there is SOMETHING after middle age.

There is, isn't there? *looking around frantically*

Wayne said...

Like someone once said to me....Don't get old, there's no future in it.

Tom said...

There's a great moment in Postcards From The Edge when Shirley Maclaine refers to herself as middle aged and Meryl Streep, playing her daughter, says "Middle aged? Mother, how many people do you know who are 120?"

Paul said...

Tom - Thanks for the comment. Now THAT made me laugh! (Even if it does put middle age somewhere between 35 and 45.)
- Paul

Amy said...

paul... you're right... i did follow your random comment here... you got me figured... but... i'm glad i did...

somewhere joe said...

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Paul said...

S. Joe -
Excellent comeback!