Ageing is not something you think about.
It just happens.
Wrinkles also just happen. Some of us think of our aging as something to brag about. Or at least to talk about.
When you are young you don't think of getting older as ageing. You think of it as getting to do...
walk to school by yourself, staying up till ten, getting to drive.
Then when you are older still, you go to college, have your first alcoholic drink, and move out on your own.
After a time, you pass all the important ages like 16, 21 and 30.
Thirty is a big one, because lots of younger ones think you have gone over the hill.
Suddenly, it is forty, fifty, sixty, and seventy.
Where did the time go?
A better question is what did we do with it?
We played ball.
We studied for tests.
And passed them.
We went out with boys to find the right one to marry.
We married the right one. Some of us only thought he was the right one, and went on to others until we found the right one, or decided that we didn't need the right one to be happy.
We had children.
Some of us lost them.
We were happy, and we were sad.
We celebrated and enjoyed.
So, here we sit at whatever age are and decide that it was worth it and let's get to the next birthday.