Today I turned 49. Whew! It's hard to believe that I'm in my last year before the half century mark. Seems like it came so fast... and each year goes by a bit faster.
The photo above was brought to me out of the blue early this morning. A student at the high school where I'm an assistant principal brought it in to show me. I attended a party for his mother when we were both in high school and this picture was taken there. I'd never seen it before today. [That's me, 2nd person in the front row.] It was strange seeing a picture of me for the first time over 30 years after it was taken. And this is the second time in less than a month that it's happened.
Maybe on my 79th birthday someone will bring in a photo of me taken this decade that I've never before seen. My guess is that it would be a similarly strange experience and that I would end my blog post by saying, I don't feel 79.
I don't feel 49.