Thursday, August 27, 2009

Looking forward to looking back

One of the perks of aging is that you've been thru a lot.

And as your troubles of earlier years are separated from you in time, they slowly start sounding less troubling, even funny - even fun at times. What was a terrible ordeal at the time becomes a great story to share over a cup of coffee.

But the real beauty is that after a while you start to anticipate this.

So after you've been thru enough scrapes, the next time it happens it feels like the re-run of an old movie - you know how it's going to end. You know that, in time, you are going to look back on this day and smile. And sometimes this anticipation alone is enough to lift your mood and make you stronger. Perhaps that's what's called experience.

So yes. I'm looking forward to looking back - and I know I'm gonna be smiling !

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