Re the shoes, wear one of each! Re the cartoon - brilliant! Funny and so true.
Loved the cartoon, you chic young thing you!
Oh but be careful wearing shoes without laces, don't want to have a nasty fall.Wonderful stuff!
Lovely OLD shoes!
Dick, one of each would be really edgy but also make me limp like a real old fogey so I'll just alternate.Tom,merci mon vieux!Lucy,the gold leather flats are meant to be worn laceless and fit really well so, no chance of a tumble. But hey, maybe you were being ironic? Advice to the, ahem, elderly?Ellena, both of those styles are brand new, I've never yet worn them! But the photo does make the flats look old, admittedly. In fact the leather is pristine and sparkly.
The shoes photo is gone, sorry about that. But the shoes exist and I'll be in them.
Old Gold was a cigarette brand once upon a time!
Did she grab her golden shoes andhurried to entertain the old or did she grab her Old shoes and hurried to entertain the Golden?You are right. Words rhyme.I'm having an off day.storamnle 34
Hattie, that's right! How wonderful that you remembered this and connected it.Ellena, your off day is still poetic. Thanks for this.
Can't match your graphic skills but I can toy with words. Why not play the synonym game (with extensions). Forget elderly which is a tenuous state, everything creaking, a mere step away from disintegration. Elderly is just a case of hanging on.But adult means you no longer have to go to the barricades with youth and risk getting your head shot off. Adults issue advice (usually to the irritation of youth) and then move on, not caring whether the advice is acknowledged. Adults can refer loftily to history (while youth has merely the present-plus-a-bit) and adjust facts to fit their arguments. From time to time adults read a hardback while youth is left with the evanescence of tweets.Adulthood is close to maturity, a point you have made re. wine. But be careful: no one drinks mature Beaujolais; it's likely to be a mere stain within the bottle. Maturity is wisdom, whether youth likes it or not; youth cannot dispute this for it's a place youth has not gone to. And is terrified of. See! Maturity can end sentences with prepositions while youth doesn't know a preposition from a hole in the ground.Maturity can doze of an afternoon (and use obsolescent phraseology like that) while fidgety youth would find it it necessary to watch daytime TV. Maturity can adjust its clothing while youth would be accused of being over-sexed.In effect you've said all this, but more concisely. I am not only closing down but closing my eyes.
Roderick, you extended my cartoonish ruminations most satisfactorily, thanks.Slang for ageing and aged are also good for toying with: wrinklies, oldies, etc. And remember the sixties, when 'my old man' or 'my old woman' meant boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse, presumable as young as one's self? Then there are the French variations: vieux, petit vieux, viellard - if Brucie Forsyth was called the latter he'd be outraged but it's a fact.However, I am definitely not a petite vieille and will challenge to a duel anyone who says so.
Wonderful comic strip, wise words Natalie. I love your drawings, you get such true expressions on folks' faces!
Thanks Adam; the subject inspires lots of facial expressions. If someone would offer me a newspaper column/comic strip on the theme, I wouldn't say no.
I love this, Natalie! You are gold. :-) x
Thanks Ivy. The gold might only be an age-related patina but it's still quite effective!
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