Turning Sixty

I kicked off my 60th birthday week with my parents and youngest son yesterday. I made all our family favorites for Sunday dinner – pulled pork loin, cheesy potatoes, and green beans with bacon – and afterwards there was cake, ice cream, and presents followed by a fiercely competitive game of Uno. (In typical fashion, I lost!)

I am aware that it is not polite to ask a woman her age, and that many women refuse to admit how old they are. While is true that we live in a youth-obsessed culture, and that getting older can trigger very real anxiety about sickness and death, there is a flip side to all that. With age has come a certain wisdom, rich experiences, an ever widening circle of loved ones, and a stronger sense of self than I ever thought possible. And what’s the use of worrying about things that MIGHT happen down the road? So I am positively delighted to be turning 60, and I am not ashamed to admit my age. I feel great; I welcome each new day. Every sunrise, every breath, is a gift to be savored.

Be sure to come back on Thursday, August 15th – my actual birthday! – when I will release my brand-new solo piano single. It’s my mom’s favorite; she says it’s the best piece I’ve ever written! I don’t know about THAT, but I DO know that it’s good fun, and you DON’T want to miss it!

See you then!

6 thoughts on “Turning Sixty

  1. Sheryl

    Beautiful!! Happy Birthday!!

    1. Pam Asberry

      Thank you so much, Sheryl!

  2. S.M. Carrière


    1. Pam Asberry

      Thank you, dear S.M.!

  3. Eve

    Happy birthday, mom –– I love you!

    1. Pam Asberry

      Thank you, Eve! I love you, too!

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