Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Age Doesn't Matter

Two people recently have said
that age doesn’t matter.
They were both young.
It is the phrase of somebody
who doesn’t know themselves yet.
Age matters like gender does.
It is part of who you are and
fortunately or unfortunately
you cannot escape that.
Age limits all of us
and true freedom consists in
finding your place
within those limits,
young or old or in between.
On the other hand
youth and age are not
justifications for discrimination.
We are all only who we are,
it is part of our god-likeness,
and the challenge has always been
to know and be known
without illusion or dissembling
Perhaps, in that sense,
age doesn’t matter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking...omg! somewhat. find a place within the limits? unfortunately, all too possible and necessary. too bad there has to be limits. it's a waste.