Hot on the heels of our anniversary today I celebrate 47 trips around the sun (yes, we arranged them to be that close on purpose.)

Do I feel my age? I don't really know what 47 is supposed to feel like so I can't answer that. I certainly don't act like it.

Age has always been just a number to me. I've never been bothered by passing milestones like 30 or 40 and I don't imagine the next one in a few years will be any different.

I'm just me. A little older and, hopefully, a little wiser.

  1. Nitin says: #
    47 is just a nice number. It’s one of my favorites!

    Also, I love remembering every once in a while that all our life is just simply summed up by trips around the Sun. Darn.

  2. amit says: #
    @colinwalker It matters until it doesn’t. After a point, mostly mid thirties I guess, it’s just the birth day. Oh. And many happy returns of the day! πŸ™‚
  3. vasta says: #
    @colinwalker Happy birthday! Congratulations on the anniversary, too. Just a number or not, I hope you’re taking some time to celebrate yourself. πŸ™‚
  4. retrophisch says: #
    @colinwalker I’m turning 48 later this year, and I don’t feel it (for the most part). I often wonder if this is how my dad felt when he was 47, and I wonder if he now really feels being 70, or not.
  5. colinwalker says: #
    @retrophisch It’s weird. I look at previous generations (especially my grandparents) and think they had a more defined notion of what age meant, what you should be doing at different life stages and how you should behave.
    1. Colin Walker says: #
      It’s not even that, more general demeanour and behaviour and as it changes with age.