What Old Age Has To Do With Love.
So many old men and women are busy falling and living in love. They quietly love, having beautiful butterflies, hitting it hard and fast! Again, they are having damn romantic and surreal relationships out there! Am sure young people don’t notice because the older guys and ladies retire to their nests and spoil themselves with love. Yes, there is a major shift with age but really it has very little to do with love.
Many young people don’t even know what they want in a relationship. They don’t know what love is. They fall so easily, they misread signs and signals…and they abandon the ship so quickly. Surprised? Don’t be. Young people lust more than they love. They are so unfaithful because they are learning too early with themselves as guinea pigs. They are equally distracted by kids and family. They are still active at work and have little or nothing special to massage the itching of the heart.
With age, falling in love or even love generally changes as we get older. Maturity takes over. Patience and tolerance and the ultimate knowledge that none is perfect reign in old people’s love relationship. But really, older people take time to fall in love. It takes more to turn their heads and tickle them. Everything just has to take time to develop. Love becomes a process, determined and deliberate…gets properly defined and situated. Hey! Don’t get it twisted. Don’t confuse falling love with craving for sex. No, don’t. Falling fast and hard may be rare at old age but it does really happen. I can assure you of that. In this situation, the old guy knows when it’s real and when it’s not worth his penny. He falls fast, he strikes fast! Yeah! There are so many hot, randy old men and women out there! Can you spot one when you see him or her? Wait, who is an old man or woman? It’s all in your mind.
But, don’t you dare point your finger at me or in my direction. Enjoy your youth but prepare for the full circle as you mature. Love is sweet, sweetest at older age.
- Ike Ezugwu
Photo Credit: Photo by RANDY FIEDLER/Advocate staff SENIORS WEDDING. Dorothy Eby and Stuart Brown seal their wedding vows with a kiss as pastor Leigh Smithson watches at Redwoods Retirement Residence Saturday.