“We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.” May Lamberton Becker
“In youth we learn; in age we understand.” Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
“Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.” Anne Bradstreet
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” Lucille Ball
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” Madeleine L’Engle
Choose one or more of the following to write about:
Consider the age you are now. In what ways do you feel younger or older than that age? What do you appreciate about that age? What bothers you about it?
If you could wave a magic wand and be any age you wanted to for one month how old would you be? Why? What would you do for that month? Who would you spend time with?
At what age were you when you first had a sense of being an adult? What was it about that time in your life that made you feel like you were a grown up?
Imagine being able to spend an afternoon with yourself at age 10, 20, 30, and 40 (etc.) What would your different selves talk to one another about? What messages would each one want
to pass on to the others?