Monday, October 16, 2006

... if you didn't know?

The other day in between European movies I was walking around Movie Towne and wandered into a tiny shop that sold scented candles, fridge magnets and cards. Some of the cards had interesting little statements or questions on them. Nothing earth-shattering, just simple 'Zennish' things which could make you ponder, nod in agreement or think 'oh, that's clever'. I only remember one card which said: "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"

I held up the card and asked the question to the woman at the counter. She said "I would be 25, when I had my figure. How about you?" The first number that came to my head was '6'. Not that I want to be six or think I behave as if I'm six, but for some reason I used to think it was my favourite age. I guess if I didn't know how old I was it just wouldn't matter. What would knowing change?

If there were no numbers and people didn't know how 'old' they were, would they age as quickly as they do?

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Elspeth

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spec:"The first number that came to my head was '6'. Not that I want to be six or think I behave as if I'm six, but for some reason I used to think it was my favourite age."

there is a connection to why you choose 6 you may not know it but something magical happen then..

i now know where i saw your tattoo...its the target logo.

somethings are better left unsaid.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I wouldn't deny that something 'magical' must have happened at 6 (just can't recall). Yes, Target uses the same symbol. I doubt they have the same meaning for it as I do ... or as the anicent people who have used it throughout time, but I'm sure it works for them.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Webgrl said...

28 though i'm not there yet
it always felt like i would know/understan more / feel more settled then.

remains to be seen if it'll happen.
i have 1.2 years to see!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Unfortunately, in some aspects of my life, I haven't advanced beyond 12, but if I had to pick one it would be 18 ... every thing just seemed overflowing with possibility at that moment for me

3:55 PM  

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