Tuesday, February 19, 2019

When I'm 64

Ask any middle-aged man close to the age of Pierini Fitness what music they listened to growing up.  While several answers may be given, it’s more likely than not one will be the timeless music of the Beatles.

Without a doubt, they were the most popular band in America starting in the early 1960’s; international stars leading the “British Invasion” on the American soil pop market as evidenced by breaking numerous sales records.    Most middle-aged men recall the first time they watched the Beatles perform.  Perhaps it was while watching the Ed Sullivan Show with their parents during Sunday evening family television time.

We all remember more than one of their classic songs, many of which are still sung in the minds-eye of many who grew up listening to their musical greatness.  Together we all sang “It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog.” or “Help, I need somebody, help not just anybody.” or “He’s a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody.”

Their song “Nowhere Man” was an inspiration for this aged Pierini Fitness blogflection over ten years ago:  Just an average Joe Blow.

Another Beatles’ song that entered my mind about a year ago when calling and giving a happy 64th birthday greeting to an old Army buddy was “When I’m 64”, circa late 1966.

“When I get older losing my hair, 
Many years from now;
 Will you still be sending me a Valentine,
 Birthday greetings bottle of wine.”

It was just a matter of time before I identified with this song in an upfront and special way, so much different than the youthful impression it left with me as a 12-year old boy 52 years ago.

So today, on my 64th birthday, chasing my middle-aged man fitness, health and wellness goals while counting my blessings and giving thanks to my Almighty God for all He’s provided, I’ll listen to this song, singing it in my mind’s eye while wondering what the future in general, and more specifically, the next year of my life will experience, when I’m 64.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Machinehead said...

Happy Birthday! I'm not far behind (in reaching 64)

Pierini Fitness said...

Thank you Mr. Brown, always a pleasure having you visit Pierini Fitness. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday you young pup! Bob

Pierini Fitness said...

Thank you Bob, stayed tuned because the best is yet to come at Pierini Fitness. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

michael said...

Happy Birthday! Hope You enjoyed your day.

Pierini Fitness said...

Thanks Michael, reading the obituaries, something I regularly do, and seeing my name wasn't on the list was a joyful birthday day for me. I'm blessed. And, I noticed your name wasn't listed either so we're both blessed.

Let's continue marching forward in our gracefully-aging journey. Enjoy your day.