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Suddenly Sixty

August 20, 2014

I love this post! I have to admit turning fifty was harder for me than turning sixty, and everything Waiting for the Karma Truck says here I have felt and feel. How has turning sixty, or fifty, impacted you?

Waiting for the Karma Truck

So here I sit, on the eve of celebrating my 20th anniversary of being 40 – or as most people would say – turning 60.  6-0.  S-i-x-t-y.

– Hello, how are you?

– Fine thanks, I’m 60.

How the hell did I get here already?  Even my sister acknowledges that it’s a big number.  She also assures me I’ll get over it.  I’m sure she’s right, even if I can’t fully articulate what it is I’ve got.  I understand that the alternative is untenable – so untenable in fact, that perhaps that’s my issue.  I’ve lost my sense of infallibility.  I’ve exited that period of my life (which lasted a very long time) where it feels that everything goes on forever – and I’m a part of that everything.  Tom Stoppard writes that one should “[l]ook at every exit as being an entrance somewhere else”.  Sounds right – I am…

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2014 10:52 am

    Thank you Dorothy!

  2. August 20, 2014 12:29 pm

    Suddenly Sixty is the title of a wonderful book by Judith Viorst, who you may know writes in the style of Nora Ephron. She has also written a book on being 70, which applies more to me – ha! She’s apparently now 80 and has written an age-appropriate book with the title Unexpectedly Eighty, which definitely doesn’t. As we all know, age is a state of mind, if we overlook the aches and pains.

    • August 20, 2014 12:58 pm

      For sure! Thanks, Marian, I always love learning about new books!

      • Joanne permalink
        August 20, 2014 10:52 pm

        Love This Posts..

    • Joanne permalink
      August 20, 2014 10:52 pm

      I read this book.. Enjoyed it…….. But I am waiting for her to write a book on Turning 79….. I just did in May and I am sooooo Happy I made it………..

      • September 4, 2014 2:27 pm

        Congratulations! Maybe you should write the book on “Turning 79”!

  3. Joanne permalink
    September 9, 2014 10:25 pm

    Love your comment… Thanks Dorothy………. 😉

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