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Getting New Age
Vol 8 Issue 4

It hit me the other day. Augh!! I'm going to turn a new age in a couple of months.

It's funny because in my mind I feel all of 18. Well, maybe 20. I think that feeling doesn't end either. I was with a cousin of my father's earlier in the month. He is about 70, well, close to 70 if not already there. He said he is still 16 in his mind.

He takes about 20 vitamins a day and only drinks distilled water. He probably has the health of maybe a 40-year old.

Then there's my grandmother who is 82 and is not ashamed of her age at all. She is glad to be alive. I'm glad she is alive, too. She'll tell anyone who asks how old she is. She might have the ailments that her age dictates, but she laughs at the pains and keeps on kicking.

Well, I feel like I have the body of a 36-year old, but it sure feels like I am still young. Not that I would want to go back to my early 20s. I have alot more wisdom and experience now than I did then.

It's hard to figure where the years have gone. Without my giving permission at that. Well, I guess all I can do is just enjoy each day, each year as it comes and goes. Treasure the five gray hairs in the front of my afro. And just get new age gracefully.

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