I will be sixty-four this week, so you know what song is going through my head.
Paul McCartney wrote the tune when he was sixteen and the Beatles recorded it in 1966, the year his father turned sixty-four. It was released in 1967 on their album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I was thirteen.
And probably thought sixty-four was really old.
So, like most of my friends, I’m kind of surprised to find myself singing the song about a real birthday, wondering how we got so old, so quickly.
I’m going to spend my birthday working. Somehow that seems appropriate since I haven’t managed to completely retire yet. I’m taking it month-by-month and for now, it still seems like a good thing.
Will you still love me? Will you still need me?—I’m sixty-four!
P.S. I also shared a birthdate with John Lennon 🙂