Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Time for Reflection

A Time for Reflection
Does this mirror make me look fat?

You'll forgive the title pun, but it's my 50th birthday today. I was thinking of doing a self portrait anyway, when I stumbled upon this fish-eye mirror walking around and waiting for my son to have his high school admissions interview at Beacon High School today. Yes, the high school application process in New York City is worse than college applications.

Turning 30 meant nothing to me, I barely noticed turning 40, but 50 is something else all together. I feel it. It kinda has all the inverse significance of turning 18 (or 21 these days, I suppose). It's the point where you are officially old, half a century, waiting for the AARP invitation to arrive in the mail, senior discounts, etc. Oh, and of course the prostate exams, can't wait for that...

And apologies to s.c. for stealing his weekend reflections theme, it's just this once :-)

5 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Mike!!! Welcome to the club :)

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday Mike, when I first saw this image I thought you had an 8mm lens, but after reading your caption it all makes sense. Great capture and its amazing that there were no people walking around you when you took this shot. Very cool !!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday December Buddy. Yes, we both turned 50 this year. For me it has been more about having the heft of age behind me to make decisions about where to place my energy in this life. A little deep...but hey it is me afterall. 50 isn't overwhelming just aiding in the realization that this journey will indeed end. Hopefully, not for another 50 years :). Big Hug to an "OLD" friend. L

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  4. Thanks all, and Happy Birthday (belated) to you too, Lori!

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