I just turned 60 and I’ve been exploring exactly what that means. So, naturally, I turned to my friends. “Fill in the blank,” I asked my Facebook pals: “You’re never too old to____”
The first response was unexpected:
Get a tattoo.
Really? Me? A mild-mannered librarian? As I thought about what that tattoo might look like (perhaps my favorite Dewey decimal number?) I received a batch of new suggestions:
Dance till dawn
Try something new
Buy a new sofa
Buy a new sofa? The possibilities, clearly, were endless. And I could tell that my pals were enjoying this little game, because their responses were pouring in. You’re never too old, I was told, to—
Make a new friend
Go back to school
Learn new tricks
A few might have been influenced by too much Breaking Bad binge-watching. They told me that you‘re never too old to—
Plan a revenge murder
Go to jail
My most romantic and sexy friends told me that you’re never too old to—
Fall in love again
Laugh like a silly teenager with your beloved
Marry a younger man
Rock a camisole (which must be true, because it’s a direct quote from “Senior Sex Expert” Joan Price).
Dignity? What dignity? I was told that you’re never too old to—
Scream at a rock concert
Paint your face
Stay out all night
And naturally, I heard from the class clown
What was the question again? I keep forgetting things…
My pals in the self-improvement camp say you’re never too old to—
Conquer your fear of flying
The “young at heart” are sure you‘re never too old to:
“I don’t think I’m too old to do anything,” one friend commented. “Except maybe give birth. And who wants to do that at 60?”
Being 60 was beginning to sound like a blast.
Take on a new challenge
Follow your bliss
Make a difference
Run naked in the rain
Do you dance? Are you silly? Have you followed your bliss or run naked in the rain? (Or even tattooed your favorite Dewey Decimal number on your forearm?) Let us know! Tell us all about it in the comments section.
Roz Warren writes for the New York Times, the Huffington Post and many other publications. She recently appeared on the “Today Show.” You can read more of her work at www.rosalindwarren.com and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter @WriterRozWarren.
Ask your Facebook friends what they think you’re never too old to do – just post the question on Facebook and then share the responses in the comments section below. We dare you…