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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Maybe You'll Be Old Someday

Almost everyday, I see or hear the words:
I'm so old!
I don't want to be old!
Oh no, 30 (or 40 or 50....) that's so old!
Blah blah... such 'n such... OMG we are getting SO old!

Really? Old? Is that a bad thing because I'm praying for my next birthday and the next.... I don't know if I'll see 40 but I'm sure excited about the opportunity and the same goes for 50 and 60 and 70....

I know it's just an affectation. What is "old" anyway? A number? Not a single person, on earth, has met a creature or a being that is immune to aging. There's no insurance policy, clause, or contract that will prevent the inevitable.

You are guaranteed of only one thing: one day you will die.
If you're very lucky, you will get old.


  1. Ahava...all our prayers...wishes...hopes....dreams!!! ...ARE THAT U OUTLIVE ALL OF US!! xoxoxo

  2. I think that the true meaning of אמת emmet, truth, is אמות amut, I will die. We will all die one day.

    1. Yes Batya, that's an excellent point! Thank you - that's the truth.

  3. Ahava Emuna, as i was hearing that song, i looked up and said, "Hashem, let me die, let Ahava Emuna have a long life, "
    If Hashem grants it, i shall be happy, may you live long... Bless you. know not...

  4. Remember Ahava, next year we celebrate in Jerusalem.
    Cousin A

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