When I am eighty
I have thought often as to how I would look and feel when I age. I have also been lucky enough to sit in a centrifuge machine and see my face at 5.5g- which resembles a woman of eighty!
The physical aspect apart, at eighty I see myself as a cheerful and content person with lovely grandchildren to pamper and tell stories to. My grandfather lived up to a hundred years and he has been an inspiration for me. He was as straight as a ramrod with a will that could put the youngsters of today to shame. He was disciplined and read for hours and kept his brain active. He actually gave himself sums to ward of memory loss. I want to age like him- in a self-sufficient and dignified manner. He never wanted frills-in that, I differ! I see myself in a small cottage with a neat little garden. I would like to spend more time with nature and do all the travelling that I can with my old husband!
Life at eighty should be spent at a leisurely pace with minimum worries and for that to materialize I am putting in effort now. To live an easy life then I have to lead a healthy and hard-working life now. I do want to be the charming old lady spreading love and warmth, at eighty!