We need to revise how we think of aging. The old paradigm was: You’re born, you peak at midlife, and then you decline into decrepitude. Looking at aging as ascending a staircase, you gain well-being, spirit, soul, wisdom, the ability to be truly intimate, and a life with intention. ~ Jane Fonda
Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs. ~ Betty Friedan
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis
Yep, it’s my birthday. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little pep talk I’m giving myself. Have a great day!
Photo taken with a Polaroid Spectra camera and Impossible Project PZ 680 instant film.
Ben would go. It’s a message I saw displayed repeatedly around Newport Beach when I visited a week ago. A phrase originally coined in tribute to Eddie Aikau, a Hawaiian lifeguard and surfer who died in 1978 trying to rescue his crew when the boat they were on capsized, refers this time to 32-year-old Ben Carlson. Sadly, Carlson will now always be remembered as the first lifeguard in Newport Beach history to die in the line of duty. I took this shot with my Polaroid SX-70 at the entrance to the Newport Beach Lifeguard Headquarters a few days after the tragedy.
Window shopping in Newport Beach. Photo taken with a Polaroid SX-70 Land camera and instant film from the Impossible Project.