Friday, May 8, 2009

On Turning 50

I just did it.  People ask me how it feels and all I can say is it feels the same as yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.  Nothing to it.  The only thing I need to change is exercise.  I don't get nearly enough of it and that's my fault.  I must get back on that elliptical.  We're also looking at bicycles which I think I can do.  Walking aggravates my back which is a product of my ample stomach.

Anyway, back to 50.  I had a small party which I didn't want and will freely admit that but am happy that I have friends who insisted.  It was nice.  Intimate.  Surrounded by people who I consider my truest friends who could be here.  I have some who live far away and couldn't make it.  One sent me a fabulous, beautiful bottle of tequila.  And it's delicious.  I had to taste it.

All in all, it's been a good time.  I'm not skeered of aging.  Several of my friends who are already over 50 have told me that it only gets better.  I believe them and am looking forward to this decade.  I wonder what changes and/or advances we'll see.  I wonder if the collective consciousness will become aware of the need for each of us to care about our neighbor.  I wonder if we'll see peace and sane prosperity.  I just wonder.  50 is cool.

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