ODD TO BE 50

Douglas @ 50

I just made half the century mark yesterday and boy I feel old.  Birthdays in my 20’s mean booze and jam heavily on guitar or chase a good tune and always past the legal limit.  Now?  A good book to read on until la-la land is better.  Sighs.

Some people look better with age.  The golden tinge of skin color and the crumpled lines in the corner of the eye made George Clooney appear in perpetual smile.  How odd to be so crumpled and yet so good looking.  And, leathery it may seem, the roughened skin around his face add to his manhood appeal.  But I am no Clooney, and my furrows suggest more of a squint than a smile.

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