Remember that song 1921 by The Who from the movie Tommy (Pinball Wizard)? I love that whole soundtrack. I wish there was a way to post music playing in the background of the blog but I haven't figured a way to do that yet. Here's a link to a recording of it in case you like the song too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoW_0NuaPj4 The lyrics begin -
Got a feeling '21
Is going to be a good year,
Especially if you and me
See it in together.
Of course the song gets more depressing as you listen farther because the boy becomes deaf, dumb and blind after seeing a murder. Ok, so forget that part.
Anyway, that song popped into my head today after getting a phone call from an old friend. He called to wish me happy birthday. Tomorrow I turn 48. He and I usually only talk once or twice a year, on our birthdays. That's when we catch up. He's 68. We talked about what the best years of our life are. I told him I like the age I am now and he proceeded to tell me the best years are from ages 45 to 65. I've heard this before so I'm glad to know I have 17 more really good years left. He sounded really happy so I'll assume 68 isn't so bad either.
I love birthdays, always have. They're kind of like New Year's day. I feel hopeful for what's to come. I hope I still feel that way when I turn 66.