Male beauty

How beautiful young men can be!  Old men like me are, well, not beautiful :-).  We may be wiser and kinder (actually, I think I’m actually grumpier than I was when I was young) but our hair is grey, our face lined, and every year our body succumbs a bit more to gravity.  Am I a better person than I was at 25?  Yes.  At least I hope so.  Am I as good looking?  No.  I know so.  But I wouldn’t change anything.  Except my sore knees!  Understanding myself and those around me is worth every wrinkle, every grey hair, every unwanted kilo.

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Incentive

I wish I was as slim as this guy.  Sadly, I am not.  🙂  I’m swimming 50 lengths (1250 metres) of our local pool 4 or 5 days a week, and I’m slowly, tediously losing weight.  Yesterday I did 54 lengths, one of them butterfly.  Thing is, no matter how slowly you’ve put it on, you want to lose it in 2 weeks.  At my current rate, it will take me 3 years to get to my target weight!  Quelle pagaille!

This pic encourages me to keep on trying.  One day ….

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