I was tagged on a post made by Jill yesterday to participate in this writing challenge.
Here are the rules:
Thank the Selector – Thanks for selecting me Jill.
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day which is: Age – Age, Ageing, Aged.
There is a third rule, but I try to discourage chain mail, so I am ignoring this part.
I have no idea why Jill would associate me with being old or ageing, but I guess that I have been around the block a few times. Most of the hair on my head has fallen out and the few that are left have turned gray, but I don’t think that I am any worse for the wear. Yes I do sleep more than when I was young and I am not as active any more, but I don’t consider myself to be an antiquated, worn out, moth-eaten senior citizen. I will admit to being elderly, over the hill, a bit timeworn and even being an oldie, but I am not an antique, or passé, ancient, creaky or rusty, because my mind is still sharp. If I were to take a retrospective view at my life, I would say that I am the perfect age.
My first quote is from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche who was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and a Latin and Greek scholar and his work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. My second quote comes from François-Marie Arouet who is better known as Voltaire, and he was a major French writer whose works and activities influenced the course of European civilization.
Friedrich Nietzsche “Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.”
Voltaire “What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.”
As a bonus I have included an original quote of my own accord, however it has nothing to do with ageing.
“If my appearance resembled that of Rosanne Barr even in the slightest bit, then I wouldn’t go around making fun of the way that anyone else looked.”