When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five, I was just alive.
But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.
~A.A Milne, Now We Are Six (1927)
Milne didn't provide us with Christopher Robin's reflections on sixty and I don't really have anything pithy to say about it myself, but I do think Billy Joel came up with a great thought two months ago:
"I'm not a looking-back kind of person. What I've realized about turning 60 is I'm not just one age, I'm every age I've ever been. Sometimes I'm 11, sometimes 16, sometimes I'm 25, sometimes I'm 38, sometimes I'm 42, sometimes I'm in my 50s. I'm all over the place. And it comes in handy, especially in this line of work." Source
Thank, Billy, I agree. I may be sixty, but it's still rock and roll to me!
Photo by my dear husband who also gave me the lovely yellow roses.
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