Well what about this aged question. Who is old? Who says we are old? Who said we are past our ‘use by date?’ Who set the benchmark? Whoever they are, I say – get a life!
I love celebrating birthdays, mine and other peoples. Especially the ‘grandies’ (grandchildren). They are a celebration of life and worthy of acknowledging.
There is a natural process of reflection that occurs at the conclusion of any cycle. Birthdays, the turn of the year, times of transition like the changing of homes, jobs and relationships. With every ending, there is a new beginning and the ending of our cycle on earth is one that is celebrated in this same manner by some elders as they reflect on the life they have lived.