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So, this is what new looks like (standard:humor, 903 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 06 2013Views/Reads: 1126/786Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It was just before New Years and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were relaxing after a busy week of toil and labor. Not paying much attention to my surroundings, I had immersed myself in a favorite book.

It was just before New Year's and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage
and I were relaxing after a busy week of toil and labor. Not paying 
much attention to my surroundings, I had immersed myself in a favorite 

As far as I am concerned, nothing compares to a favorite book when you
are trying to relax and unwind. I turned the page and happened to 
notice on the other side of the room my wife was all a twitchy. I have 
seen this behavior before and I knew she was anxious to say something. 
I pretended not to notice. 

Finally, it was as if she exploded. I can't wait for the New Year.
Aren't you excited? I answered in the affirmative to try to keep the 
conversation as minimal as possible. 

No, I mean aren't you really excited about the New Year? 

I knew if I was going to get back to my book I would have to let her
say, what was on her mind. According to her, the approaching New Year 
was going to be spectacular. Everything old, she explained to me, would 
be new again. 

We have been in this New Year for a couple of weeks now and, I will not
contradict my wife, at least aloud, but this New Year looks 
suspiciously like the Old Year. 

I am not quite sure what she thought would be different this year, but
to me it is just the old year run through again. And, that is good with 
me. I am not one of these persons that needs the latest flash in the 
pan. I quite prefer the tried and true. 

It was about two weeks after the New Year and my wife said, I'll be
back in an hour or two, I'm going shopping. 

It did not dawn on me at the time but about 10 minutes later, it did.
The reason my wife was so excited about the New Year was that she was 
going to go out and buy some new clothes. 

After all, according to her calculations, the New Year deserves new

I smiled as I thought about her going to the store trying on dresses,
seeking one that would fit her both in size and in fancy. As for me, I 
am quite comfortable in my old clothes. They fit me just fine, thank 

Women have to look fine all the time. Men, on the other hand are not
that particular about what they wear. I can wear the same shirt for 
days on end and feel just as comfortable as the first day I put it on. 

My clothing does not make me feel any younger. I go along with the
saying that says you are only as old as you feel. Of course, I do have 
some of those Methuselah moments. 

Everything old was once new and if new last very long it ends up being
old. Therefore, whatever is old was once new and whatever is new will 
one day be old. This is where most people make their mistake. They fail 
to see the relationship between old and new. 

For example, as much as our culture pretends to be youth oriented, it
does everything to get old while looking young. I often have this 
conversation with my wife. I am not old, I am just getting older and my 
plans are to get older and older and older. 

The great object in life is to get as old as you possibly can while
looking and feeling new. Nothing to me is sillier than a 40 year old 
trying to act 20. The mind may say 20, but the body really knows it is 

If people would put the money they spend to look young in a 401(k) their
golden years would truly be golden. How much money is spent each year 
on plastic surgery? What I want to know is, who in the world do they 
think they are fooling? Their mirror? 

Right after the New Year's celebration, I got up one morning feeling

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