Sunday, June 25, 2006

Reality Dawns

Life begins at 40.

I've only been 40 for 65 days, but I think I must have missed something important.

12 comments:

Don Hudson said...

What? Life begins doing something?

Marie said...

Some people have told me so. I'm not sure I believe them.

Steve Buccellato said...

I am not yet 40, yet I believe that I am among the living. Am I wrong? How do I tell for sure?

Ed Ward said...

What, you think it strikes like lightning? Or respects the calendar? Or sends you an engraved invitation? Or eschews ambush?

Nyuk nyuk. This is gonna be fun to watch!

Marie said...

So far, 40 sucks every bit as much as 39-and-a-half. What am I doing wrong? How do I make this life thing begin? Is there a button? A chant?

Ed Ward said...

What you're doing wrong is not ignoring it.

Marie said...

All right, if it's a choice between feeling utterly inadequate and ignoring it, I guess it's time to ignore it.

Melanie said...

Inadequate? Never! Do you have friends? Apparently. Do people care whether or not you're alive and well? Of course! Do you enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and appreciate beautiful weather? Well what else are you going to do? That's all life is, enjoy what you've got and appreciate it while it's happening. Do what you want to do, you're allowed to. There's no checklist that you should tick off by the time you're forty. (If you find one though, let me know, because I've got some work to do.)

That's the big picture. The end.

Rob Markowitz said...

Marie,

I'm sorry, but I have to lay a little verbal smackdown on ya...when does your life begin? For crying out loud! You've travelled around the world and you're a published author. You've done more in the past year than I've done in my entire life! I wish I had the guts to pick up and go wherever the fates take me like you do. I don't even like driving to work. I find it really odd that that you're letting something as silly as days on a calendar bother you.

Marie said...

What? It's all lies? Say it isn't so!

Next you'll be telling me that my prince isn't just stuck in traffic. He's not coming at all.

Rob Markowitz said...

Ahhhh...so that is what this is all about! Having turned 40 back in March myself, I long ago gave up on the notion that there's some woman out there to "complete" me, in spite of the fact that I've watched every episode of "Gilmore Girls" and "Coupling". Then again, I haven't had a date in years and haven't had a relationship that's lasted longer than two months, so there's a distinct possiblily I may be just a tad too selfish and quite likely very emotionally and socially retarded. So I may not be the best person to comment on this subject. However, those same traits make me a great computer tech!

Marie said...

Hey, that's cool! An emotionally and socially retarded computer tech is giving me advice on romance. Why not?

I guess that with democracy being spread throughout the world, there's fewer and fewer princes anyway.