am 54 years old now. Actually I should say my body is 54 years old now. On the inside I am still a bit confused about it all. Part of me is still that 5 year old boy running outside all day long playing with his dog and making silly faces in the mirror when he brushes his teeth before bed. Part of me is still that awkward teenager, looking at his gawky face in the mirror, hoping that his zits will clear up soon. Part of me is still that young man in his 20’s combing his thick, wavy hair and trimming his moustache. Part of me is still that guy in his late 30’s wondering why his hair is turning gray so soon and why it is getting so thin on top. Part of me is the guy I am today, looking in the mirror with his gray hair, deep wrinkles, and partially bald head, wondering why I look so old when I still feel so young.https://www.ienglishcn.com/
我现在54岁了其实我应该说我的身体现在54岁了在里面，我还是有点困惑这一切。我的一部分仍然是那个5岁的男孩整天在外面跑，玩他的狗，在睡前刷牙时在镜子里做傻脸。我的一部分仍然是那个笨拙的青少年， 看着镜子里他笨拙的脸， 希望他的 Zits 能很快清理干净。我的一部分仍然是那个20多岁的年轻人梳理他浓密的波浪状头发，修剪他的胡子。我的一部分仍然是那个 30 多岁的家伙， 想知道为什么他的头发这么快就变白了， 为什么上面这么薄。我的一部分是我今天的样子，看着镜子里，他的白发，深皱纹，部分秃头，想知道为什么我看起来这么老时，我仍然觉得这么年轻。
Maybe our bodies aren’t the best barometer for judging aging. I have known people in their 70’s and 80’s who are far younger than I am. I have known people in their 20’s who are grumpy, old cranks compared to me. Maybe aging is a process. We start out young and innocent. We grow old and worried. Then we grow young and wise. Often it takes a long time to realize what life is all about. It takes time to give up our fears for love. It takes time to see just how much God loves us. It takes time to realize that “The coat of have can never cover the growing body of want.” It takes time to see that happiness comes from living and loving NOW not working for some perfect future that never arrives.
也许我们的身体不是判断衰老的最佳晴雨表。我认识一些70多岁和80多岁的人，他们比我年轻得多。我认识 20 多岁的人， 和我相比， 他们脾气暴躁， 老曲柄。也许衰老是一个过程。我们从年轻和天真开始。我们变老了，很担心。然后，我们变得年轻和聪明。通常需要很长时间才能意识到什么是生活。放弃对爱的恐惧需要时间。这需要时间才能看到上帝到底有多爱我们。它需要时间来认识到，”大衣永远无法覆盖不断增长的想要的身体。它需要时间来看到，幸福来自生活和爱现在不工作，一些完美的未来，永远不会到来。
We need to see that aging isn’t that person we see in the mirror. We need to see that aging is growing. Aging is growing better, kinder, more loving, and more one with God. We need to see that on the inside we are both ageless and forever young. Then we can freely love God, ourselves, and everyone else. Then we can truly live today and for all eternity.