It is said that “Time flies when you’re having fun.” As for me, time flies when you can’t believe a certain young woman and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this fall, and next year on June 23, the oldest of our two daughters (Big One and Little One) will celebrate(?) her 50th birthday. How is it possible that one day the young woman and I got married, and the next thing we know, our girls are older than my oldest clothes (though not by much). Time and fun fly when ‘hangers-on’ in the closet look the same as decades ago….but the reflection in the mirror looks like Methuselah’s grandfather. 😦
The moral of the story?
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
Then be not coy, but use your time
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.
–Robert Herrick (from his poem TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME, 1648)
In other words, take the advice of legendary songwriter Irving Berlin (1888-1989) and….
Oh….I almost forgot: Happy 49th Birthday, Big One!