Comments : 44, Middle Aged Reflections

  • 3 years ago

    by Darren

    Fresh out of comments.......but I read it and loved it...I also nominated it.

  • 3 years ago

    by Kakera

    Oh. My. God. Andrea, this was amazing!

  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Thank you Jean and Darren :-)

  • 3 years ago

    by Abed

    "beauty was
    a bra size."

    Amazing line Andrea.

    "I never cared before Forty,
    thirty nine was young
    and my life was a constant
    roller coaster of hasty
    decisions and reckless
    blankets."

    ^ And age is really nothing, because I know that you have a young soul and only young souls do live forever :D

    I loved the ending so much, and it made me smile. A very refreshing read!

  • 3 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Age is nothing but a number young one. You are only as old as you feel and I know your heart is young and free

    I love this piece, it is a perfect example of your talent, your beauty in capturing every thought and the metaphors are so perfect.

    As always, you rock! xx

  • 3 years ago

    by Darren

    Congrats on the win Maples.

  • 3 years ago

    by Chelsey

    I'm so in love with this. Soul searching at its finest.

    I love the line "beauty was a bra size", so many girls would agree with that which is quite sad.

    The ending stanza was my fave. Loved seeing you on the front page.

  • 3 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Congratulation Maple. Great Write!!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Dancing Rivers

    What a brilliant take on being middle aged, best description I've ever heard/read, also,I don't know if it was on purpose, but I love how your format creates an almost feminine silhouette, soooooo genius :-P thank you for sharing the experience of being middle-aged with us younger ladies :-)

  • 2 years ago

    by kitten

    Age is an interesting thing, especially after a certain point in life, a point that varies for each of us. The way you wrote this and still managed to make yourself feel beautiful despite the age and the emotions that arise with every birthday after twenty or thirty was wonderful. You captured the spirit of being young forever and living life to the very fullest no matter your age.

    Amazingly written and definitely well worth the win.