I’m Officially No Longer Young

“When you’re young, you think everything’s possible.
But as you grow older, you discover that it isn’t.”

— Michael Gambon as John Harrison in A&E’s Longitude

“Well then don’t grow older, Mr. Harrison.”
— Andrew Scott as John Campbell

I used to be young like this new asparagus shoot.
By John Harrison’s definition, I know I am growing older.

My goal this spring Easter week is to clean away the debris, water my dry soil
and see if I can’t uncover some hidden growth possibilities.

If I don’t find any, I think I’ll have to plant something;
I’m not giving up that easily.


  1. Paula
    Apr 1, 2010

    Spring is wonderful with new growth. But look forward to Fall. As we age and mature, there is so much to look forward to. You come into your “own”, trust yourself more, see the world differently and many times with more excitement rather than trepidation. The older I get, the more fun I am having. Its fun reaping the rewards of what was planted in our youth.

  2. LSJ
    Apr 4, 2010

    I love Spring. It is good to see your asparagus is growing. You may not be
    young” any more but your are not yet “old”. I on the other hand am walking into the door of “old”. New understanding of gospel principles, new appreciation for God’s creations and joy in watching children as adults make it an OK wlak.

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