Sunday, October 19, 2008

Let's Not Count the Candles, Please...


I like the fact that Christmas comes almost right after my own special day.

How come when you're eight, you'd give anything to be eighteen? The moment you finally reach the legal age, you wonder how it feels like to be 21, and when you enter the realm of twenty-somethings, you begin to start thinking if you're too old to do some stuff despite your personal aplomb that you're young enough by most standards.

Several years ago, I was a a Barbie doll-toting, cherry lollipop-sucking nine-year-old, and I didn't give a toss about growing old. As the years unfurled, opportunities thrown at my feet and brazenly explored, I saw how the world tried to shun being labeled as, well, 'old.'

Unless you're a piece of furniture, it's a status symbol to be 'antique.' Humans don't take more candles on their birthday cake kindly. They reveal the real numbers and use every credible anti-wrinkle cream built up by bamboozling advertisers.

In the spirit of turning a year older (and indubitably wiser), I wanted to delve deeper into the ancient fear of aging. Then again, I guess the answers will remain varied and inconcrete since age is nothing but a state of mind. And I'm too young to be tackling gerascophobia, so let's scrap that and celebrate my prolific several years on this crazy planet.


7 comments:

hammed said...

Happy happy birthday Kate. I agree age is a state of mind.

Age gracefully and happily.

Ria said...

Lol you look beautiful Ria, but you should have sat on his lap to complete the pic haha youre never too old for that ;)

Pia said...

happy birthday, kate! gone are the lollipops and barbies. hello anti aging creams! gosh... hehe...

Kate said...

:-) I was going to, Ria, until I found out Santa was weak & inflatable. Thanks for the greetings, guys! :-)

bingkee said...

Happy birthday Kate! When you reach my age you will be more grateful that you're older than when you were in your 20's or even early 30's. You would realize you really much better. You also would discover that what you know when you were younger is really nothing and nonsense when you get older...so embrace aging. Age is not looks...it is gaining more wisdom.

Kate said...

Thanks for the greeting and your inspiring words, Bingkee. I really admire your outlook on life.

| Despacho de Mercadotecnia | said...

Hola!!! no se si me entiendas pero está muy naice la fotó lástima que es very small, te mando un saludo desde campeche, méxico