Crimson’s Creative Challenge #161 – The Future

Do you remember when we could look into the future?

When the prospect of turning 47 in the year 2000 seemed such a long way away?

Now it’s well been and gone and here we are twenty-one years later looking ragged and getting more so as each year passes.

It was all about the adventure of life. Long walks of discovery, meeting new and exciting people who shared with you their particular take on life which you either took on board or rejected as some crazy perspective.

When you are a child the future seems so far away. It’s hard to comprehend that you would get old, that you’d live longer than your parents.

I look out now at the view in front of me and I take in the beauty of it and I marvel that despite the years rolling by the view is still as magnificent as always.

Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2021/12/08/crimsons-creative-challenge-161/

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20 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #161 – The Future

  1. Paula Light says:

    I remember being 48 and thinking that was soooo old! Then I literally got sick the weekend I turned 50. Now I’m 60 and don’t even care lol

  2. Sadje says:

    Future looks very fast away but arrives sooner than expected.

  3. Patricia says:

    I never really thought much about age and aging until I hit my 70’s. Hard to believe there is more past for me than future.

  4. At 16 I remembered thinking I’d be 44 in the year 2000 and it seemed so far away. Now I’m 65 and those days are long gone!

  5. I was deeply disturbed when the Beatles song ‘When I’m 64’ was suddenly in the rear view mirror. What next?

  6. GHLearner says:

    Oh, wonderful reflection. That is exactly how I feel, too (minus five years). It’s like the years have been flying by but looking back, there’s been a lot happening.

  7. Lyn says:

    I was 52 in the year 2000. What happened between then and now? Gone in a flash, and in three and a bit weeks, I shall be 74. 😮

  8. You’ve captured our concept of age and aging so well. Sometimes I think if I live to the same age as my father when he died, then I’ve got 30 yrs left to go. But he lived to be over 100, and that is rare. Am I that much of a rarity? But in my head I’m less than 50! Loved your take on the prompt

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