Still Here — Still Aging

Old man with flaming birthday cakeGranny sent me this birthday card once:

It’s your birthday — so, you’re a little older…
     (inside)
SO WHAT?!
So’s everybody else!

Still one of my favorites…

Tomorrow, September 24, is my birthday — I will celebrate turning 63.

You, too, will get older tomorrow. Everyone alive will. And as we age together, all of us, I tend to wonder more about this aging we’re going through. We’re all amateurs at it. I’ve never been 63 before. None of us have ever been as old as we are right now. So expert advice about aging — even advice from other amateurs — should be considered.

Consider these links, then:

Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old

Still time to turn these into “non-regrets.”

Aging and the Arts

“…those who work in the arts, fund the arts, teach the arts and work in health care are seeking to harness the power of arts to help our society handle the so-called ‘silver tsunami’.”

Ever wonder what is the best type of exercise for aging muscles? So did these researchers:

“…certain sorts of workouts may undo some of what the years can do to our mitochondria.”

Think exercise is no fun? Maybe you’d rather be dancing?

“I think dancing is a powerful tool to set new challenges for body and mind, especially in older age.”

Some surprises may be in store as we learn more about aging — like research suggesting an unlikely effect of marijuana on the aging brain.

“Instead of impairing learning and memory, as it does in young people, the drug appears to reverse age-related declines in the cognitive performance of elderly mice.”

Finally, some thoughts on “Life’s Third Act” from a favorite feisty female, Jane Fonda:

“And I have come to find that a more appropriate metaphor for aging is a staircase — the upward ascension of the human spirit, bringing us into wisdom, wholeness, and authenticity.”

I like that. That’s me — that’s us: climbing ever upward, ever higher…ever older every day.

 

 

 

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About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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One Response to Still Here — Still Aging

  1. joycets684 says:

    And climbing up ever higher might just be easier in Colorado.

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