CARPE DIEM

Every so often, I come across a track that I play on repeat and never tire of. This is one of them.

First heard in an eventful Uber ride at the end of a long night at Turntables, I must’ve thought it was “such a tune”, because the next day, bleary eyed and in desperate need of an Ibuprofen, I checked through my Shazam, remembering something about a song I just had to listen to again. Drunk me did a good job taking note of something useful for once; I guess alcohol can be my friend.

I’m sharing this with you as a nice little reminder to seize the day. So although it’s Wednesday and the weekend feels like a distant fantasy, see the beauty in the now, even if it’s just stopping to enjoy a really great cup of tea or accepting an invitation to drinks you would normally have turned down.

Whatever makes you happy today, embrace it and be thankful. Because really, she’s right, we ain’t gettin’ any younger.

Happy Hump Day people.

The Age

As of late, it seems that all of my beautiful girl friends have paired up with the older gentleman.

I am most definitely all for following ones heart and normally don’t consider details such as age to be an issue but I cannot help but think that relationships with such a large age gap (over ten years) will all end in tears. I don’t doubt for a second that two people are gloriously compatible in spite of their age. In fact, I can imagine that dating the older guy would be rather pleasurable, but I think the challenge arises when you consider what stage of life you’re at. A guy in his thirties has probably had multiple relationships, most of which undoubtedly ended because of the marriage dispute, whereas a girl in her early twenties probably has relationships that ended because she wanted to go to Ibiza as a single gal.

Ever since my A level English teacher told the class that the beauty of relationships is growing together, this notion has stuck. The girl is growing. He is already grown. She has her whole life ahead of her and his is predominantly behind him. I know how pessimistic (and Ageist) this sounds, but I’m really not trying to be. For some, it most definitely works. Ashton and Demi seem to be cracking on. But is that because the sexes are reversed I wonder?

I think that the road for a couple with an age gap is a little more rocky than normal, but as with everything in life, I think it’s worth a shot and if it fails, at least you’ve learnt something. I guess until I’ve actually been in the situation, I can’t really comment…

I’ll see you at the bingo hall in half an hour.