Friday, September 18, 2015

Are you a wine or a car?

Some people insist on not only feeling old, but acting old, which begs the question, how do you treat yourself as time passes and you age? Aging is inevitable because time passes and even vampires age if not in body then in experience, lol.

A lot of people say they’re too old for certain things while I see other people in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s acting like kids and having a blast. Which got me to thinking, some people act like a car while other people insist on behaving like wine.

When you buy a car, the MOMENT it leaves the parking lot, it begins to lose value. People treat age that very same way… they’re an older model. Parts are scarce. More maintenance is needed. Any little thing can require extensive repairs and woe to those whose 20, 30 and 40 year warranty expires. Everything is a weight, everything taxes them, everything is a challenge and they fear an accident and how it will impact their future performance AND value.

Then there are those moments when you buy yourself a nice bottle of wine and once it exits the store, it does all sorts of magic. It starts maturing, tannins start balancing out, flavors evolve, the bottle acquires value and it gets to the point where you’re saving that bottle for a special occasion. Truth be told, I know a couple of people who aren’t overly into themselves who still consider themselves a special occasion and I would much rather that than the alternative.

It’s the difference between being an antique and a relic, being old fashioned and being classic, being vintage and being old.

So here’s to aging with grace and joy, for in the end, life flows better with some wine, and maybe so does our attitude.

Peace, love, and maki rolls.

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