I enjoyed reading your Observations on Growing Older. I went through them associated some specific ones to myself or things I've heard:
I am becoming my parents- a reinforcement for having had a vasectomy: I won't be able to screw up my kids in the same way in which my parents screwed me up.
"The best trips are those in which you can be home by lunchtime." Charles Schultz was reputed to say that. However, the quote is probably paraphrased. I don't remember it exactly.
After not seeing an old aquaintence for quite some time, I said to her, "You haven't changed a bit!" She replied, "You mean I looked this bad 20 years ago?!"
I finally understand and appreciate what that Guy on the porch meant in "It's a Wonderful Life", "Youth is wasted on the wrong people." That which needs to be appreciated is not appreciated by the Individuals experiencing the process.
Here's a trick to remembering people's name you've forgotten: Ask, "What's your name again?" When they answer, furrow your brows, look down, shake your head, and say, "I don't remember you." The other person will become defensive and give you all the details of your relationship to this point in time. It's a real conversation stimulator. And besides, it's always interesting to view your life from another's perspective.
One of the things about a deteriorating memory is that books you've read and movies you've seen are like running into people whose names you can't recall. Once you remember them, you also remember if you liked them or not. If you didn't care for them, you can cease the process, thus saving valuable time.
Practise abstemious behavior and remember where you put your keys by leaving them in the same place every time. If you lay them somewhere where you usually don't, you'll surely forget where you left them. If you can locate them without much effort, consider yourself capable possessing Psychic abilities.
It has been said that "Practise provides opportunity for possible improvement." If you don't become really good at something you've practised at, you'll at least be outstandingly mundane.
A Nurse Friend of mine believes one can only be good at finding things if one pocesses two X chromosomes.
I can now identify with Leonard Cohen words, "I ache in the places where I use to play."
It is good to learn a few pat responses when one's hearing deteriorates: "Is that right?" "You don't say?" "I understand", and "Hmmm!".
Just because one can still fit into their old clothes doesn't mean one looks good in them. However, most of us look better in clothes. Rather than without. Know what I mean?
What else can underwear be for except to protect our outer garments from us?
"If you can't fix something with a hammer, you need a bigger hammer."
Remember when hippie referred to a lifestyle, book meant to leave, groovy referred to not a shape but an expression of affirmation, and a narc was not something you inventoried, yet avoided because they were also known as a puke?
Who needs tatooes when age decorates our body in various and sundry ways?