Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.~ Will Rogers ~
Some of us turn our backs on our odometers. I have never worried about age. I have always felt pretty much like I was 35 to 40. When I was younger, I felt older. Now that I am way past 40, I still feel 35 to 40.
That is a grace I am noticing this year.
Years ago--probably about 25--I read The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East. This is a series of five books that were written in the 20s about an expedition to...well, the Far East. During that trip, the travelers met yogis and teachers and even spiritual beings who were long gone from the human incarnation--like Mary and Jesus.
When a departed master appeared, he or she always appeared in the human form that looked to be 35 to 40. The only time someone appeared in an older visage or facade was if doing so would allow others to recognize them because that is how they were known to us. Apparently 35 or 40 is our prime--mature and not yet decrepit.
Maybe what I am feeling is not an age at all. Maybe what I am feeling is my soul.