Monday, November 15, 2010

Paul and Me

I recently viewed the original video of Paul McCartney of the Beatles singing, Hey Jude! I loved the Beatles when I was young and especially the original "cute one", Paul... and loved, loved, loved 'Hey Jude'. Well check it out, he looks sooooo young! It knocked me out how young he looked so I checked out a picture of myself around the same time. I guess I was that young once too! How fun it is to look at these old pictures and reminisce.


Boy, isn't this a l960's pose?
My Mother often remarked how she felt 18 inside and was surprised when she looked in the mirror and saw the older version of herself looking back. That concept never resonated with me until I hit my late 50s. I don't feel a specific age inside but I think the essence of who I am is ageless and when the reality of age makes itself known it can be a surprise. I've experienced it, have you? I have to admit though that I have loved aging. I have loved each age/stage in my life but really have enjoyed my 50s and 60s. I feel like I've come into my own and I'm not worried about what others think. I've especially liked accepting comfortable shoes. And living the simple life without a career to identify me.  Aaahhhh. Life is good.


Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww!!!!! Who's that girl with the long hair and pretty face? Lovely!!!!

I guess I don't know what "older" is supposed to feel like, but I never feel like what I always THOUGHT "older" WOULD feel like. Am I making sense? I cherish each birthday and I too love the different stages of life. Yes, I like the comfy shoes and not worrying about the thoughts of others.....oh, and flannel jammies. I love quiet times and small groups of people and full moons and old time music and....... Paul McCartney......... ;o)

You're so right...........Life is good.
Sandy in Winner

Katie Cameron said...

My mother and I speak about this all the time. It's amazing, isn't it? how we just go on thru time - getting better I think - but feeling just about the same. Then, there we are looking back at us from a mirror and it's shocking. Pull back the skin a bit, lift up the eyelids, give the chin a bit more definition and... there we are again! But inside, without the mirror, it's just what it has always been - or, perhaps, even better in places.

Michael & Cira said...

Must be some pictures from our time in Las Vegas ...