I heard a great quote while watching the movie The Guardian. Said by a fifty-something female bartender to a fifty-something male coast guard rescue swimmer:
“Hell, I’ve always been old, Ben. You know what though? I don’t mind. I mean, if my muscles ache it’s cause I’ve used ’em. It’s hard for me to walk up them steps now cause I walked up ’em every night to lay next to a man who loved me.
I got a few wrinkles here and there, but I’ve laid under a thousand skies on sunny days.
I look and feel this way, well, cause I drank and I smoked, I lived and I loved, danced, sang, sweat and screwed my way through a pretty damn good life. Gettin old ain’t bad man; getting old – that’s earned.”
Whew… that’s a great quote. When did getting old become something to be ashamed about? Not that I’m old… :)