Quote Sunday, November twenty-seven

lilosophieNovember 27, 2011

How old to you have to get before wisdom descends like a plastic bag over your head and you learn to keep your big mouth shut? Maybe never. Maybe you get more frivolous with age.

Margaret Atwood

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.

Madelaine L'Engle

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

I am now 82 and think I am just now learning to keep my mouth shut at appropriate times.

Surprised at how many of my friends have no memory of entire segments of their life, Steve in Baltimore County.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 7:10AM
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mawheel

Oh, Steve, I'm 79 and am finding that I say more, more often, than I should! But what the heck? There have to be some advantages to the "Golden Years".

I'm also finding that though I may not lose all the other ages I've been, I'm not remembering them as well as I should--or maybe it's just that I'm choosing not to remember?

Great quotes, Lilo

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 3:56PM
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west_gardener

I really like the second quote. I may not remember the precise year or my exact age, but I can recall the general age.
What comes to mind is when our DD and our grandson (age 5) visited this week. We went to the local park and our grandson slid down the "big slide" for the first time. He was so proud and happy, and I remember how I felt the first time I slid down the "big slide".
Re the first quote, Lol, when it comes to keeping my mouth shut because I'm of a certain age, no such thing here.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 7:27PM
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