Blogging A – Z Challenge 2021: Y Is For Young At Heart

Blogging A – Z Challenge 2021: Y Is For Young At Heart

Herb April 29, 2021

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22364 – 828:

Here’s the haps:

I happened across this song by serendipity. I have heard it often enough before but just not recently. I like its upbeat, positive message and am feeling pretty good, albeit tired, today so it fit my mood.

Being “Young at Heart” according to Lexico.com is an adjective meaning:

…Especially of middle-aged or elderly people: having qualities associated with young people, especially energy, enthusiasm, or optimism.

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/young_at_heart

Colin McQueen said somewhere (I couldn’t find the exact spot, sorry) “Middle-Aged forever!” I’m not elderly although I knew a lady who was the epitome of this song when she was a hundred and five. And I’m not really sure about the energy part, especially at this time of night, but I think I have the other two, enthusiasm and optimism. I guess I am not feeling the least bit curmudgeonly today at all. Well, at this moment, anyway.

A couple of my favorite lines from this song are:

“…And life gets more exciting with each passing day…”

“…If you should survive to a hundred and five/look at all you’ll derive out of being alive/and here is the best part/you’ll have a head-start/if you are among the very young at heart…”

19 thoughts on “Blogging A – Z Challenge 2021: Y Is For Young At Heart

  1. Living to 105 used to seem like a poetic exaggeration but the older I get, the more interested I become in embracing the science behind the notion.

    1. Isn’t that the truth. When I think of how the world has changed both for better and not in the 61 years I have been around it becomes interesting what the next 40 or 50 or even 60 will bring.

    1. It is a very nice song. She was 105 and still knew everybody. For her 95th birthday she went for a motorcycle ride. For her 100th birthday she went for a ride in a Model T.

        1. Yeah. Her great granddaughter stops by the blog every once in a while. I should have her do a guest post about her when she has the time.

    1. I like the music from that era a lot. Album art would be a whole post by itself. Perhaps you would consider posting some of your collection sometime?

  2. Classic Sinatra of course…. That brings back memories too. I miss some of the oldies. Better music back then in a lot of ways.

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