RJ 1975Aging is a strange thing. Regardless of how old you get and how your body changes, you rarely feel like your internal age matches the external.

Maybe that old adage is true, “you’re as young as you feel.”

I certainly don’t feel very different from when this photograph was taken almost 40 years ago. But I guess were conditioned to equate aging with being unattractive.

That’s why it surprised me yesterday waiting on my flight back to Atlanta someone whom I consider fairly attractive began flirting with me. Being the slow study that I am about some things, it took me a while to figure out that I was being flirted with. In fact, it got fairly explicit in nature before I got the hint.

But it reminded me of something I think about a lot. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t feel on the inside anything different from what the hotshot in the photo looked like on the outside.

Maybe that’s delusional. Or maybe it’s a hint of a greater truth and a reason to believe that it’s really what is inside that matters

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I will be 60 this year, and although my knees give me some trouble (arthritis), I feel 40. I don’t look 60 either. BOO YAH!
    it has been a VERY long time since someone flirted with me.


  2. Ron says:

    Truer words were never spoken. Today (at 72) I feel the same in my mental outlook as I did when I did 40 or even 50 years ago, albeit a bit wiser for sure. By the way, always nice to be flirted with. Enjoy! :)


  3. Stephanie Green says:

    Wow, our Swimmer! And what handsome young man you were then in the ’70’s but even more now 40 year’s later! Both handsomely gorgeous, caring, and loving inside and out. So don’t ever be surprised brother dear if one finds you attractive or flirts in their own way, because you can catch one’s eye walking through an airport or the grocery, just as easily on poolside in your swimming trunks!
    Glad you made it back to Atlanta safely! Xo’s



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