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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Nobody loves life like an old man.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)
gerry
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If only one could recall the years as an old one recalls the past
Bully_rus
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:50:34 AM
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Unless it died long before its death...
Delon
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:51:05 AM
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Well this ought to be true and I would agree. Sadly what you see around is quite the opposite.
many of the old just seem to crib about life and are waiting for death.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:38:34 AM

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Delon wrote:
Well this ought to be true and I would agree. Sadly what you see around is quite the opposite.
many of the old just seem to crib about life and are waiting for death.


You are so right, Delon. We 'olds' should take note of your observation.

I remember, therefore I am.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:40:51 AM

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'Nobody loves life like an old man'

True if he is in rude health, otherwise he is a crabby complaining old git.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 5:06:33 AM

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pedro wrote:
'Nobody loves life like an old man'

True if he is in rude health, otherwise he is a crabby complaining old git.


No need to rub it in, Pedro.Sick

I remember, therefore I am.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 8:38:17 AM

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Life's Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin
Virginia Lathan
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:14:29 AM

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"On the big porch of an old house in a little town, there's a semi-tubby man rocking--not reading a paper, not writing a letter, not doing his taxes, not doing anything but sitting there, listening to a birdsong. And that is me now. Am I lucky or what!"

--from Plays Well with Others, by Allan Gurganus
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:07:48 PM

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Who told ye?
Joy Frohlich
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:49:06 PM
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Mehrdad77 is indeed right. However, young men often love life but kid themselves it will go on forever. Better to live right and die well.
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:33:30 PM

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If I may get a bit philosophical about it, life seems to me to have been in three stages of artwork.

In my youth, life was like a stick-figure drawing. Everything was simple, clear, bare-bones. This was good, that was bad, with little in-between.

In middle age, life was like an oil painting. There were shades of color, and a depth not seen before. Understanding of what was taking place around me began to increase, as I saw patterns that were undiscovered before.

As I enter my later years, it seems now that life is like a tapestry, filled with a richness of detail that comes from having experienced more of history. No doubt this will continue for as long as I have.

I caught a brief glimpse of something on a TV yesterday, that said people were their happiest in their twenties. Not me. I find that I am the happiest I have ever been at this stage of my life. I know that will change as circumstances change, but for now it is so.

We come into this life naked, helpless, and wearing a diaper. If we live long enough, we may find we go out the same way. Not an auspicious kind of exit.

Of course, the best kind of exit is to go peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming like the passengers in his car (old joke, but a favorite).


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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