CONVERSATIONS I'VE HAD THIS MONTH ABOUT GETTING OLD

  1. On the reprieve of intergenerational perspective.
    DAD: How old are you turning? 32? ME: Yup. 32. DAD: WOW. You're so young. ME: That's so nice, Dad. (I love my dad. He's 77, with the body of a 50 year old and the mind of a goofy ancient seer.)
  2. On growing younger vs older.
    @brookielyons: My mom called herself a girl. I said, "You are a strong, fabulous woman!" @jansonebwoodlee: I have never wanted to be a girl. Only sometimes a woman. Youth is the absolute worst. ME: I have gotten younger and younger since my mom died. When I was a girl I was mentally like 587 years old. Now I listen to Carly Rae Jepsen. @jansonebwoodlee: That's true Lil. You are just now becoming a full blown girl. (😎💁😻)
  3. On chin hair.
    ME: When I am really, really old will you pluck my chin hairs for me if I can't anymore? @jansonebwoodlee: Nope, just gonna use a razor blade and shave 'em off. ME: 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 (The archivist in me must confess we actually had this conversation two years ago, but it's important enough to be with me at all times, here and now and in every deathly moment. 💀✌)