It’s really happening: I’m an old manApril 23rd, 2012 at 7:38 pm ET
It’s hit me three times this week already:
(1) In an office discussion about nonprofit organizations, it occurred to me that I have barely 3 1/2 years until I’m eligible for AARP membership.
(2) Today I saw a ridiculous old man walking down the street in orange sneakers, looking ragged and rough, and thought “You’re a ridiculous old man” — then realized he was probably a year or two younger than me, and I was wearing red sneakers.
(3) Finally, and most portentously, the Harvard Class of 1987 25th Anniversary Report arrived in the mail, a two-pound brick chronicling everyone’s perfect marriage, beautiful children, and dream career. I know it won’t really be like that — by now there are plenty of people who have seen ill fortunate — but it’s still hard to open. I think I’ll steel myself with a gin and tonic first.ShareThis