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  • Randi

Old Soul

“The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.” (Oscar Wilde)

I like a quiet life, with books and hot tea. I like browsing around antique stores for hours and wearing big hats. I like classical music and peaceful tunes. I like to go to bed early and wake up early. I prefer to be at home and keep things tidy. I don’t like large crowds or lots of noise. I like walking, especially in gardens. I prefer people to use proper English and not slang. I like for things to stay the same, consistent routines, familiar places. I prefer things to be written on paper, not in an electronic device. I like to be called, “Mrs.” and “Ma’am.” I like to wear modest dresses and silk scarves. I wear sunscreen and think fair skin is beautiful. I think my dogs are the greatest companions, next to my husband. I wish I didn’t depend on my cell phone or social networking as much as I do. And I would rather gaze upon real life, than a digital image.

“Never fear growing old; there are many who have never had the privilege.” (Author Unknown)

Basically, I think (most) old people have it together. And although I’m only twenty-three, I have the heart of someone sixty-three. You can judge, but if you know me, you know it’s true. I have experienced enough emotions for a life time, and I try to appreciate every blessing. The irony is, I am some-what afraid of actually growing old. It is my opinion that being young physically and old mentally, you have the best of both worlds! I still love running, working out, and being active – and I hope as my body ages it agrees with me, as it does for some. 

And my husband wonders why I hate his video games.

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