Last year, I received a wedding announcement from two people I’ve known for a long time, in Paris. She must be in her 50’s and he is well into his 60’s. And the bride handwrote a little message on the wedding announcement, which said what I wrote above: Love is timeless, or ‘ageless’. It really made me smile, and I was happy for both of them. They looked so happy in the photograph that came with the announcement.
In talking about dating at every age, in relation to my daughters, one of my friends, and even in relation to me, my oldest son echoed the same thought during a recent conversation—-that love can happen at any and every age, and is not attached or limited to any age. I have to admit, I love that idea.
One of my daughters was talking recently about something she felt she had to do in her 20’s, and listening to her, I was suddenly aware that there is no limit to when we have to do anything. But I remember feeling that way too at her age. We set goals and limitations for ourselves of what we MUST do at 25 or 30 or 40, or older. Who says?? Particularly with today’s more youthful outlook and healthier people, people are climbing mountains, starting businesses and new ventures, and even having babies, and surely getting married if they choose to, far older than they used to. With today’s fashion, I even wear clothes that I wouldn’t have considered wearing at 30. Now the doors have opened, and so many more things are open to everyone. The main thing is to keep our attitude open, and unlimited.
I too have been guilty of the ‘age limitation’ concept, and keep thinking that it must be ridiculous to date, fall in love, or marry past a certain age. Again, who says? Why can’t you fall in love at any age? Why can’t you get a second or third or fourth shot at life, at a relationship, at a new career, a new city? And hearing someone say that to me, especially one of my children, made it that much more real. I think “Love has no age…..that it is timeless” is a great idea. Leave it to the French to come up with the concept. Just thinking about it gave me hope….who knows, why can’t any of us fall in love at any age?? It sounds like a great idea to me!!!