Ah, 64. When one is young, 64 seems like an absolutely ancient age. One where you are toddling around with a cane barely able to walk or think. But for many of us, 64 is a delightful age and you’re nearing retirement. You’re finally ready for all the adventures in life!
We all remember the famous Beatles song involving the age of 64. I can’t list the lyrics here for copyright reasons, but it goes something like this :). Note that this is a cover band – apparently the real Beatles music isn’t on YouTube for some reason. Probably involving money.
64 is a magical number. It is 8 times 8. Which itself is 2 times 2, times 2. Maybe it’s the most special of all ages. Like I said, most people aim to retire about age 65. So 64 is that final golden moment when you are at the top of your profession and ready to give it all up to simply enjoy life. To soak in the glory of what our world has to offer.
Judi Dench was a full 64 years old when she won the Best Supporting Oscar for Shakespeare In Love. She was brilliant in that as Queen Elizabeth I!
The Bonus Years
Here on this site we not only are inspired by those who came into their own at age sixty-four. We also keep in our memories those whose lives ended when they were only sixty-four. It reminds us that our days ahead are precious. They are a blessing. They are golden time that others would have fervently wished for.
Does the name Bram Stoker send a shiver down your spine? This famous Irishman wrote the novel Dracula! Think of all the many movies and novels which owe a debt to his rendition of the vampire. Bram published Dracula in 1897, when he was fifty years old. He then suffered a series of strokes which led to his death. Imagine what other stories he might have written if he had been able to!
William Faulkner is famous for all sorts of works. He wrote novels and essays, short stories and plays. He was quite intelligent but school just didn’t interest him; he never graduated from high school. He earned the Nobel Prize at age 52. There could have been many more stories, but he fell from a horse, was seriously injured, and then had a heart attack.
Are you currently 64? Do you have any special memories of when you were 64? Please share them below!
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