Old and Unafraid

Someone asked me today (one of those young ‘uns) what the best thing is about getting older.

Well, it ain’t the creaking joints and sagging you know whats, that’s for sure.

I thought about it for a while and I have to say that the best thing about getting older is – drumroll, please –


It is such a relief to know that I am good enough just as I am.

It is such a relief to know that just because I’m 45 doesn’t mean I have to be an old fuddy duddy stick in the mud.

When I was younger I wanted to be a rockstar. For realz.

I still carry a smidgen of that dream around with me.

Being older means you can be all rock and roll and wear your sunglasses at night (even if your night vision isn’t what it used to be and you end up walking into telegraph poles every five minutes) and not caring if people think you’re an idiot.

Being older means you can still dream of being a rockstar.

Even if you never will be.

21 thoughts on “Old and Unafraid

  1. Yes! I think we’re lucky, Selma, we were born at the exact right time. We get to be whatever we want. Rock star? You go girl!


  2. A good point. For me, the revelation hit me when I had to decide if it was ok to look “silly” playing with the kids in the backyard or at the park. I decided yes but who cares and have been looking like a dork (and enjoying myself) ever since.


  3. Give me the tour dates…I am the best roadie you will ever find. You sure are rockin’ those shades and “Morning After” hair.


  4. I keep meaning to buy prescription React-o-Lites, but never got around to it; prescriptionshades just won’t work for me, especially if I’m driving. And, I refuse to wear those damn’ silly flip-up clip ons …

    But, there’s still a pair of ‘Top Gun’ Ray-Bans in my sock drawer … sign of a mis-spent youth! πŸ˜€


  5. My attitude is simple , embrace your inner “old codger” and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to pretend to be “young and hip” any more. You are right about night vision though 😦


  6. I like your attitude and I think you have such a spirited personality that no matter the age, you’re a lovely and fun person to be around, even virtually


  7. You look too pretty to be 45. And while all middle-aged folks are fuddy-duddies in my head, you never fit in that category. You have an awe-inspiring sense of humour – a force that probably keeps you from ageing πŸ™‚ Or so I believe.

    Keep making me laugh (I’d have said: keep laughing, but I prefer laughing myself. I know; selfish!) πŸ˜€


  8. Hi SUE:
    Amen to that!

    I love people who channel their inner rockstar. It’s so much fun 8)

    Hi LAURI:
    We rode that post feminism wave of freedom of expression more than our younger counterparts did. And it’s still fun. Yeeeehhaaaaa!

    Dorks rule. They are in touch with their inner child. That is very important!!

    Hi SAN:
    I’ll probably be like this till the very end. It’s great fun!

    Hi TEX:
    Oh yes. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  9. Hi MAMA ZEN:
    Comment of the week, right there. πŸ˜† Me too!!

    I can imagine you’d be pretty good with the Marshall stacks. Rock and roll!

    Remember when everyone used to wear Ray Bans? They were the brand of the moment. There are so many other brands out there now. Truth be told, I’d really love a pair of those aviator shades. So cool.

    Hi IAIN:
    I think the inner codgers are actually quite cool. And yeah, the night vision is a bummer. Wearing my prescription sunglasses at night doesn’t have the same ring to it!

    Hi LISSA:
    Awww, thank you. That means a lot to me!

    Hi HILLY:
    ‘When hope was high
    And life worth living…..’
    Love that song.
    Your photo looks great, by the way!

    It’s a relief not to have to worry about so much. And it’s fun to still rock on!

    You are an absolute sweetie. And I really do believe having a sense of humour and being able to laugh at the crazy things that happen in life is important. It has kept me young at heart!


  10. Wha???? I’m old?

    But yes, I would agree with you, no facade and we’re still hot!

    Of course you’re quite a few degrees hotter than me, but I’ll melt anyone who crosses my path!

    P.S. My laptop is already feeling hot and gooey with that picture of you!


  11. The thing is- I can imagine you as a rock star… Well, you kind of are a rock star πŸ™‚
    And I lovezzz the picture! An autograph for me maybe? πŸ˜‰


  12. Hi EMPLOYEE 3699:
    You are definitely hotter than me. No contest. I still can’t get over that photo of you with the curled hair – that was stunning. Hubba hubba.

    Hi LUA:
    I am happy to sign autographs any time πŸ˜†

    Hi MELEAH:
    Rock on 8)


  13. As the song by Audioslave goes:
    To be yourself is all that you can do!

    Looking good!! Keep on smiling Selma! You do rock! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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