Dating at middle age
I probably would’ve run for the hills.” “Don’t worry,” I said.
It’s also not until middle age that we figure out what’s important and what we really want in life.I hesitated to call it “mature love” because I hate to think of myself as fully mature, especially given that most of the time I walk around feeling more like a teenager.But what I’m experiencing is a kind of true love that isn’t written about in sappy songs or featured in standard romantic comedies.We grew up together, had children together, built a life together — until we finally realized that we would never be happy together.It wasn’t that we had grown apart so much as it was that we had grown into the people we really are.The majority of the images were created roughly between 17,000 and 19,000 years ago.
Also among them are advanced depictions of fish and anthropomorphic figures mixing human and animal traits.
But what’s different for us, something that I’ve never experienced, is a kind of shorthand we share that cuts to an incredible depth of feeling that can only be achieved by people who have, as they say, been around the block.
Which is the circuitous way of saying that it rocks to be this old.
The best way I can describe it is that it feels at once effortless and rock solid, unbearably light with unfathomable depth, surprising yet richly deserved, like we first met and have known each other forever, which again is the circuitous way of saying that it rocks to be this old.
I told the woman I love that I was going to be writing this essay and asked her for a quote.
“If you told me any of those things a few years ago,” she said a few nights ago, “I wouldn’t have been able to take them in.