Wednesday, August 28, 2019

I Am Sixty Today and This Is My Poem

Bigger here. Also too.


  1. very sincerely, i wish you and yours a day filled with peace, love, and joy, and also several more in the same general vein, including numerous hikes

    the four categories for adult age have been mentioned here more than once - e.g.

    i'll take into consideration your views on subarus - as i imagine the next few years, keeping in mind lawrence berra's views on time travelling, missus charley and self may buy our next car in the old country, where it will be compliant with all the prevention and harm-mitigation stuff those people up there tend to focus on

    i too have a tooth or two that may not last as long as i do

    i hope your eye surgery is entirely successful

    here's something i posted here a couple of years ago and rather than just giving the link here's some of what it said -


    1)58 is elderly? you should go visit people in senior housing

    2) victor hugo: 40 is the old age of youth, 50 the youth of old age

    3) bob newhart - 60 feels just like 30, as long as you're sitting down

    4)50 is the new 40; 60 is the new 58

    5)halt, passenger!
    as you are now, so once was i
    as i am now, so you shall be
    prepare for death, and follow me

    6)bop til you drop

    7)One of the best means for arousing the wish to work on yourself is to realize that you may die at any moment. But first you must learn how to keep it in mind.

    [this last one is from]

    and speaking of strangest days, yesterday i was reminiscing with a young friend (a guy a few years younger than you, working hard - and successfully so - to stay in the general range of the still-young category) and the then-young woman i developed a crush on at his wedding came up in the coversation - at one point she said to me, 'life is weird - you and i are weird enough to face it head on' - this was a destination wedding - held in the old country, coincidentally enough - and after i got home i wrote her a letter, but she never replied - if the train doesn't stop at your station, then it's not your train

    1. Charlie, I don't thank you enough for the contact. Thanks

  2. Happies. Walk with EarthGirl. And buy that Subaru, I don't get enough opportunities to claim you look like an old lesbian. Love.

  3. Happy birthday, dear Jeff. Many happy returns to the day.

    1. Thank you! I miss tapping a keyboard at you.

  4. As I said in another medium, congrats and best wishes. For everything.