Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Some Thoughts On Growing Old

Old age arrives suddenly as does the snow.

The entire life of a human being depends upon “yes” and “no” uttered two or three times between the ages of 16 and 25.

Old age embellishes everything. It has the effect of the setting sun on the beautiful twilights of autumn.

The person who considers himself too old to learn something has probably always been that way.

No wonder time seems so fleeting when you consider that tomorrow, today will be yesterday!  ~pth
So long as one continues to be amazed, one can delay growing old.

It is by growing old that one learns to remain young.

It's not about the lines on the face - it's about the wisdom behind them.
Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Oh, how quickly the hands on the clock circle toward the future we thought was far away! And how soon we become our mothers.  ~pth

It usually takes looking back to see how far we've come.

Where did the time go?  Yesterday, I was a girl, and today, I suddenly find myself in the autumn of my years with the cold winds of winter breathing down my neck.  ~pth

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.


Pam said...

These are beautiful... some sad, but I love them. Thanx for posting Peg.

Jon said...

Nice thoughts Peggy. Makes one think.

Anonymous said...

I like these thoughts. Good post.

Susan said...

Another good one. I love your ponderings!

Claire Swenson said...

.....I love your ponderings so much.