O is a theme for me this year. I turned 45, which is OLD. I realize that “old” is relative, but it doesn’t stop me from feeling that way.
My son is turning 18 in a few months, which also makes me feel...old! The lines forming above my lip remind me of an old tortoise’s mouth. The toddler in my neighborhood who stops to look for ladybugs on my silvery front yard bush definitely makes me feel old since we had a toddler when we moved here. My tree swing out front often has little neighbor kids surrounding it. Again, old.
I’ve decided that I love seeing old pictures displayed in people’s houses, so I have been framing black and white photos of my parents when they were small. This month’s project has me going through two old filing cabinets that I have had in the garage for 18 years. I’m looking through old papers. In those files I found some letters and AP English papers from an old high school boyfriend.
Ok, last year I got the letter “R” for my blog and wrote about “ripples” and my first kiss. What’s up with me and writing about old boyfriends anyway? Maybe it’s just because it makes me feel young.
Maria Dudley's The Dry-Erase Author appears in Mamas Write.
O is for Old
April 17, 2014 By 7 Comments