Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Guardian

Quoted from the movie, the Guardian:

Regarding the line - "When did we get old?"

"I don't mind. If my muscles ache it's cause I've used them. It's hard for me to walk up them steps cause I have every night to lay next to the man that loved me. I got a few wrinkles here and there but I've layed under thousands of skies on sunny days. I look and feel this way cause I drank and I smoked, I lived and I loved, dance, sang my way through a pretty damned good life if you ask me.

Getting old ain't bad. Getting old, that's earned."

I like this perspective on getting old. It's so true, we earn the right to get old from all the broken hearts and scars, from all the relationships we love and friends we're shared a piece of ourselves with. It's all those things, all the good things we've enjoyed, all the bad things we're endured, that's makes us who we are and that's where we get the grey hairs and the laugh lines!


BonnieRose said...

amen I hve lots of laugh lines, proud to have them!

Debbi said...

Are you trying to tell me something?