Reflections of a Half-Centenarian

“Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose, we’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way…

Just tonight I stood before the tavern nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection, was that lonely woman really me…..”

This song was first popularized in  1968, when I was younger so much younger than today.  That time I liked the song because of it’s beat- not so much for it’s meaning. I could not relate to the story  and the feelings it could invoke then.  Little did I know that the older we get, the more the lyrics of this song take on its meaning.  So to my younger, so much younger friends, allow me to get sentimental.

I’m not yet a half-centenarian but before the year ends… sigh… ! My consolation though is, “Do I look like it?” I guess the answer would be relative coz’ it would depend on the eye of the beholder.  But please make me happy, give me an honest answer.   HAHAHA!

At this point in time, I reflect: WHAT HAVE I BEEN DURING THE FIRST HALF OF MY LIFE?”

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