As we age, we could be fretful about things like, say birthdays. Not that I have angst about such things, since April 26th is my birthday. So it is I am the young age of 53.
You can look at the age thing in a variety of ways, such as: If it's your 53rd birthday, it is the end of your 53rd year...the beginning of your 54th (which makes me older, actually). And adding 1/2 year to my age was probably dispensed in my case after age ten. Why make yourself older than you are, right?
It is supposed to be so traumatic to age, especially every ten years starting with age 30, 40, 50, etc. But I have to be honest, the birthdays have been happier during and after the 'dreaded' 3-0. That day was the start of great birthdays as it was the first with the ever lovely Patti. Every birthday since then has been better than the one preceding…which was great.
The card here was received on my 30th from Patti (aka: Quacks). I’ve always liked this card, and it wears well with the cat motif. And it was a wonderful day.
I like to think that I wear my age well, looking younger than my years IMO. More importantly, I don’t feel old, indeed, I hope to continue to age gracefully.