Turning 40

Today is my 40th birthday.  One question that I got repeatedly today is, “How does it feel to be 40?”  Well, so far, it feels like I have a head cold.  I guess I’ll have to wait a few days to figure out if I have a head cold or if being 40 feels like a head cold.  I hope it’s the former.

It is an odd question, though.  I don’t think I can say what 39 felt like, or 30, or 16, or 5.  Of course now I can’t help but wonder if I’m just old and senile.  Maybe at 35, I could tell what 35, and all of my past ages, felt like.  It would be a shame if I’ve forgotten.  Hopefully I didn’t offend anyone with my non-committal or joke answers.  And if I did, rest assured that offense was not my intention.  I’m just a confused old man who deserves sympathy rather than scorn.


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