17 thoughts on “Age!”

  1. Obviously, Campbell’s scenario is tragic. Bergman’s is plain ambitious.

    What if you don’t have a ladder? What if the first rung is missing? Give me a rope instead. At least then, when it all goes hay wire, I can hang myself.

    Jane to your Tarzan,

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    1. what say your rope is old, and within a few feet, it breaks and you spiral to the ground…watching the rest of the rope swinging far above your head…

    2. If by Tarzan you refer to middle aged Sandeep, he will be very flattered. His real life Jane even more so! You should rightly put me into Gandalf’s shoes and to the best of my recollection, he didn’t have a romantic interest.

  2. So true about having a different, more extensive view when you reach old age, Ramana! I can’t say that I’m overjoyed to be here (in old age land), but now I’m here, I appreciate the view!

  3. i’m with monk. and i’m very happy. πŸ™‚
    in a totally capitalist society that literally worships the almighty ladder . . .
    that’s a success in itself! LOL
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    1. β€œIn my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”
      ~ Woody Allen.

  4. I don’t think I was ever offered a “ladder” although once or twice I thought I was on one, until someone pulled me off it…(long sad story, not sure I want that reminder today)…

    I’m enjoying being either able to reach where to place the nails (see other places on that..when w/press lets me post them) or able to use just one rang of a step-stool to reach something high up on my wall…

  5. I have seen the ladder metaphor before and it always causes me to reflect. I have finally decided that raising children was a very good ladder to climb but now I would like a new one. Of course, I might be on a new one and it might not be recognisable as a ladder until I have climbed a few more rungs

    1. Wait till you reach the stage where you can appreciate the second quote! You do however have the option of speeding up the process and going to the second straight away!

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