Future. Proof?

As I write this, I am worried. You see, it’s the 5th of August today, and this blog should ideally be written, completed and sent by the 6th. It’s late at night, and I am seriously contemplating the prospect that unless I get my ‘A’ into ‘G’, as they say, something bad will happen – namely, for the first time in the four years or so that I have been turning in a blog on time for the good people at DPSN, this one will be late…

DPSN Team Favourites: A Quick word on Aging (Barbara’s Favourite)

My birthday’s coming up soon. Looking in the mirror, I seem to notice a new wrinkle on my face almost every day, lately, although that might be just the thought of getting another year older making my imagination work overtime!

It’s strange how when we’re young, some of us can’t wait to be grown up. But when we become adults, people often talk about birthdays as if they are something to be afraid of. I heard someone the other day say, “I’ll be ‘the big 3-0’ soon!”, with a frightened look on her face. It made me take notice of her words, because when this birthday has passed, I’ll be ‘the big a-lot-more-than-that’.

Birthdays measure time passing; and with time, people get older. It’s just the way it is. But are those changes we go through as we age something to be frightened of?