How old do you feel, how old do you think and how old do you look? Each have their different perspective’s and differing answers I imagine.
Me well I feel different ages on different days depending on the circumstances, so today I feel about 60 give a take a few years either way; of course not being 60 and being a good decade away from that age I can’t know exactly how that feels (and for those of you that are around about this venerable age I welcome your thoughts on being 60 ish). Basically I feel older than I am, a touch weary and my bones ache from the inside out.
My mind thinks I’m about 25 though sometimes I will admit to nearly 30; I’m conscious of being a little different, I’ve had nearly 30 years of existence and experience and that has to have some effect but my core self is still the same if a little jaded at the edges.
I think I look younger than I am (though when I grow a beard full of gingery white and grey bits I think I look way older!). If I had to put an age to me I’d say late 30’s early 40’s but I could be fooling myself; if I look in the mirror after a particularly bad day I would amend that to match how I probably feel at that moment (matching the above).
I love to observe other people and I often wonder how old people are. I am often surprised when I learn the real ages of people which usually tend to be younger than I originally imagined. Sometimes it’s greying hair that does it which always adds a few years. Other times it may well be a weathered face and many times the ravages of years of smoking can make a person age sooner.
I often, like many teenagers, worried about my acne but now I learn that this was actually a benefit, my skin having a touch more natural lubrication is now still soft (and still a pain to shave, it is very rare I scrape my face and don’t end up with little red blotches of blood). I suppose it’s the Ying and Yang of life, a natural balance. But I can see the bags developing and I don’t think I’ll be able to claim a younger age for long, my really age is slowly dragging my imagined one up to it.
How old are you?