H: How Old am I?

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I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.

Henri Frederic Amiel

old young woman

As old as I feel? There’s quite an age range in that answer. Although my chronological age is now sixty, if I answered the question ‘How old are you?’ with an age that I felt – some days I’d be twenty, some days I’d be eighty.

I’m laughing to myself as I think that from now on, I’ll answer the question with an age that I’m feeling. However, the problem exists in that not many people ask my age any more. Is it something about how the older we get, other people want to be polite and not go there? I’m not sure. But those are musings for another day. Today I’m reflecting on the words above and how they relate to my life.

Since other people rarely ask me my age anymore, maybe I’ll just start asking myself every day. The catch is that I have to answer honestly – and if I get an answer I don’t like, I have to resolve to do something about it – either in a physical manner or in giving myself an attitude adjustment.

How old are you feeling today?

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Holton
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 17:26:44

    I have to say I feel all 63 years I’ve been on this third rock from the Sun, but that’s physically. Mentally, I’m 18.

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  2. Cindy Nappa McCabe
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 22:07:27

    Hmm, right now I feel all of my 70 years. Tomorrow I hope I’ll be back to maybe 22!

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  3. Mary Lou
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 22:18:15

    I rarely think of the number of my age though I’m fully aware that I’m slowing down. I’m kind of shocked when I think of the #. In a lot of ways this brings me a feeling of freedom, curiousity and contentment I haven’t had before.
    https://meinthemiddlewrites.com/2019/04/09/atozchallenge-april-world-holidays-letter-h/

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  4. Deb
    Apr 10, 2019 @ 02:27:59

    I’ll not going to think of age today… an old virus bug has me feeling under the weather,hitting all those stiff joints 😤🥴

    Reply

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