ain’t nothing but a number
“Age ain’t nothing but a number.”
That’s what a twenty something said to me last week. I laughed. And as I glanced around the tavern and bopped to the music ( a “top forty” tune that I loved singing with my band) I realized that maybe it was true.
“You’re as young as you feel!”
Well, in that case, I am about one hundred years old yesterday. Seriously folks, I feel pretty young. I don’t feel like I’m approaching fifty (in two years)
So it was with much amusement that I noticed the birthdate placed on a friend’s web site.
We were born in 1961.
She has listed her birthdate as 1969!!!
I was so shocked. But… she doesn’t look like she’s pushing fifty. And she is in show business. She’s an actress on television and a writer. I guess that says it all. We do live in a society that values youth and beauty. And no business values it more than television and movies. I am not naive, but still, I have to admit that I was taken aback.
Wow! It’s like she had to protect herself against future discrimination. When should one start setting one’s birth year forward? When you are 30? 35?
Hell, I’m in showbusiness, Maybe I should start rebirthing myself.
Too bad cause I was just priding myself on the history I had witnessed: Dr. Martin Luther King, The Jackson 5, The Brady Bunch, SNL (Belushi, Gilda, Chevy Chase) I know who Garrett Morris is…
But this has thrown me for a loop… well a little.
Mostly, I’m just amused.
Age is definitely more than a number…