It’s a lovely expression: Aging gracefully.
Those who know me will tell you this – I don’t do anything gracefully.
I am known for tenacity, reliability, practicality – you get the idea.
I was a clumsy kid, an awkward teen….for a couple of years, as a young adult, I managed to walk very nicely in high heels….but those days are gone.
I’m clumsy and awkward again.
Even in sneakers, I manage to trip, misstep and stumble. (My first reaction is always to look around and check if anyone saw me. Why do I do that!?!)
When I hear people talk about ‘aging gracefully,’ I laugh. We don’t do that here!