"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Age and Aging!

My sister sent me an email earlier this week! I thought of sharing it with you all :-)
Enjoy
-Ansam


George Carlin on age.
(Absolutely Brilliant)


IF YOU DON'T READ THIS TO THE VERY END, YOU HAVE LOST A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, DO AS I AM DOING AND SEND IT ON.

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"


May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

9 comments:

Zahra said...

Haha I loved it! We have discussed age and you know I am the opposite of people haha! It's great to have you back darling :*

Ansam said...

zahra-
thanks dear.. and I dont have that kinda problem with age.. after all, its just a number ;-)

'GreY' said...

I am 33 going on 16 ...and i always will be 16 cz i will never grow old in my spirit.... though its depressing to know that i am pushing towards 40... ansam i hate you

Ansam said...

grey-
I love you too!! heehee again... age is just a number and dont hate me! Its all George Carlin's talk!

LayDeeLay said...

Like Joey would say (looking up to the sky): "We made a deal!!!"

"GreY" said...

Ansam i was kiddin...

Yep ! i liked the part where al the "Friends' pass the age 30, i think i am like Chandler .. depressed at the thought of ageing !:p

Ansam said...

LayDeeLay-
LOL yeah

Grey-
I know :-)

Breeze said...

Hehehehe !!

EXACTLY TRUE Reality ! ;)) ..

it carries such a wise meanings behind :)

Thank u for sharing it with us .. :) ..

Ansam said...

Breeze-
Glad you liked it :-)

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