I had a moment today.
The guy in the picture? "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Yes, I'm serious.
Now, don't misunderstand me - I'm not saying he looks bad... it's just that I wasn't prepared to see him looking so much... well... older.
I've had a few other moments in the last few years, and every time, it carried a bit of a punch. Like when I first saw one of my NHL idols playing in the "Old Timer's" League. Or when I first heard the music I listened to in University actually being sold on a "Retro Album".
But while you can wax nostalgic, and lament for the "simpler" days - you can just as easily put those lessons to good use and create an optimism about the future. Take those past experiences as gifts - something with which you can learn and grow from.
Or maybe Tim McGraw put it better when he said:
"I think I'll take a moment, celebrate my age.
The ending of an era, and the turning of a page.
Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here... Lord have mercy on my next 30 years".
Time. She may not always be friendly - but she's unfailingly honest. And ultimately, isn't that just what you want in a teacher?