With each trip around the sun, my perspective changes. What seemed the inflexibility of old age starts to make more sense.
One excerpt from the sunscreen song that seemed particularly poignant over the weekend was “the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young.”
There was something energizing just from seeing a few people that I’ve known for over 15 years, mixed in with people I’ve only known for a handful of years (or less).
If it’s been a while since you spent time with old friends, I would recommend it – it opens a window to a time where there were more possibilities, and fewer responsibilities.
I’m certainly not saying that I’m unhappy with my life now: just that to look back can be an enriching, rewarding experience.