matured / 歳を重ねる

February 1, 2015

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1962Romania005

20 November 1962, Romania
Prime Farm Stock, Lamb and Ram
design:  I. Untch

How fast January has passed and this feeling is growing stronger every year!  Events over Christmas and the New Year made me think about the fact that we all are getting older year by year.  OK, we have to accept it naturally and let’s call it becoming mature, rather than getting old – we might be ‘fermenting’ in other words..

A vulnerable and cute Lamb is grown into a tough Ram in a few years –  well, these stamps give us a completely different impression.  Some character has gone, but another is developing.

一月があっと言う間に過ぎました。歳を追うごとに月日が短く感じられ、特に年末年始は自分を含めた誰もが少しずつ老いていくことに気付かされる季節です。それはあっさり諦め、老けつつあるのではなく成熟しているのだ、と考えることにしましょう。すでに「発酵」かも、という感じもありますが、、。

この2枚の切手が描いているように、ふらふらした脚で立ってメエエと鳴いた可憐な子羊は、数年経つと頑丈でタフな牡羊になる。失なったものは明らかだけれど、月日がくれた新たな価値について考えたいと思います。

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