I’ m 56? Can’t Be!..

Age is a funny thing I reckon. It crept up on me when I least expected it. I’m sure it was only a few daydreams ago that I was thinking how cool I’d be when I hit my my twenties. I dreamed about the job I’d have. The car I’d drive. I even pictured myself pacing out the boundary of all the land I’d have invested in. Ah, youth. Dreams. Ambition. I always convinced myself that my happiness was just a few years ahead. I willed myself to get focused, start a savings plan, quit smoking, grow a beard!
But I didn’t save. Kept on with the smokes. Gave up on the beard and as I look back now I realise that  I spent a lot of time worrying about all the stuff I hadn’t achieved.
I reckon from the start the dream of having a beard was a big ask. My facial hair was at best bum fluff. The chance of ever having anything on my face that could be combed was aiming a bit high. I was still getting pimples in my twenties ! I looked so young. Felt so skinny and more than once people mistook my daughter for my sister.
If only I could look older, I often mused. If only I looked a bit more rugged. A bit more sporty. A bit more like a parent a bit less like a big brother.
Ah yes how I worried. If worry had been an Olympic event, I would have been a gold medalist.So now I’mm 56. Still worrying too much? You’ll have to keep reading to find out! See Ya

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2 thoughts on “I’ m 56? Can’t Be!..

  1. It was great to see you at the Rupertswood Twilight school last night Barry! We love your blog, it is so simple and wise.

    Alice and Nick.

    • Dear Alice and Nick, Seeing you guys there last night was the icing on the cake. John Marsden was wonderful. His notion of education and adventure should be followed in all classrooms I reckon. Bruno as always shone. I was so proud to boast that he was my teacher, my confidant, my friend. Thanks for reading my blog and for your kind words. Hope to see you both soon. Take care of each other. Much Love, Barry

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