Note to Self:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Age?

This is the second or third time that I've posted the above photo over the past few years (found it here); I don't know who the person is on the bike but I just really like the photo and what it represents. Anyhow, it relates to a conversation I overheard in the locker room of the health club today, actually only a portion of the conversation--the second half--but it was truly inspiring. One guy, who seemed to be about my age, must have said something about getting old or feeling old (this is an assumption on my part). Then a senior fellow addresses him, sort of lectures him (this is the part I came in on)...and I'm totally paraphrasing here, "age doesn't mean anything, fellow," he even raised his finger at him, then went on. "I've been coming to this facility 4, 5, or 6 times a week since 1960 (a year before I was born); I won't tell you how old I am but I'll say that my children are about to retire." By now every one was looking; he continued. "I go to work every day, and I just sent my 22nd book to the publisher...you have to enjoy life, age doesn't mean anything." Wow, I thought about this guy and his comments more than a few times today...I find it interesting when and where you'll find inspiration. Today I found it via a conversation between two people I didn't know in the locker room of a health club. All things are possible.

5 comments:

Jeff said...

Ah...I see that we are of the same vintage....'61.

Joe said...

Jeff, yep...and it's a milestone year for us, too!

Debor said...

There's hope for me yet! And I always tell people - '59 was an awesome year - me, Barbie, Alaska, and Hawaii!

Jeff said...

A half century! And in line with the thrust of your post, there are times that I feel as young as I did in high school. Thanks for sharing that conversation. It was a an inspirational reminder. And....that picture is one of my favorites as well.

Joe said...

Jeff and Debor,

:)