‘Old is gold’, my wise mom never forgot to repeat the age old proverb to emphasize the wisdom she has come to attain with age.Well, the rebel me always came up with the perfect retort, ‘Old might be gold, but new is diamond’. If I could paraphrase it for the current times, I would say ‘New’ would be as precious as strolling the street without the fear of getting COVID infected. Yep..proverbs do change according to the changing times. Don’t they?
Fifteen years later, guess who had the final laugh? No prize for your guesses. My mom did!
These days, I am the one dolling out the same words of wisdom to my daughters. Now, as my daughters giving the same bored-eye look that I used to give my mom, I can’t help but think if I am just feeling old or am I really getting old?______________________________________