Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

When I was 20, armed with the certain immortality of youth, I was sure I'd live to 100.


When I turned 30, having learned something of the fragility of the human existence, I thought I might see 50.

Today I'm 40, and the prospect of even ten more seems particularly daunting, not to mention increasingly improbable.

Time is a harsh mistress.

13 comments:

dmouse said...

Hay congratulacion on the achievement of your birthday. dude after 55 you don't much care. :)

Adam said...

Happy birthday! Stay safe!

Michael said...

Hey, Nate,

Just saw your interview with RT. Good thoughts, articlate, clear-headed, confident. i was impressed. wish i was more confident of our efforts there.

Happy Birthday, bro.

Michael

Matt said...

Happy B Day man. I turned 40 this year as well.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!! Hope u celebrated w/Jack or Johnnie......stay safe! My BIL had a 3rd interview for A-stan. Keep u posted.
Murph

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday... and thank you.

termostaattori said...

Happy Birthday! \o_

(Bit late but still...)

Centurion said...

Happy Birthday Paladin! What a place to turn 40 (although I saw that one in on the Kokoda Track!). Mine in a couple of days so I'm planning on a party popper with myself (in my room so I don't get drilled by a trigger-happy guard when it pops off!)All the best

James G - Death Valley Mag said...

Happy B-Day bro


~James G

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Welcome to the ranks of us over the hill. Stay safe and get home soon.

Jeff S.

Lake Geneva said...

Sorry so belated, hope it was a good one!

http://i30.tinypic.com/2iar2mx.jpg

Keep your head on a swivel.

Lake Geneva said...

Sorry so belated, hope it was a good one!

http://i30.tinypic.com/2iar2mx.jpg

Keep your head on a swivel.

Maddy M. said...

Welcome to the 40's. Stay safe.