I will soon be reaching my 65th milestone. I must admit that I sometimes feel a bit worn down, like these stones. But what I noticed is that unlike the smooth, bold boulders, these pavings are so much more beautiful in their softly undulating forms.
Showing your age should not be a problem except in our youth focused culture. I don't mind crossing that threshold, into my "golden years". Whenever I complain about a creaky knee or some other random ache, I will remember these stones. Time has sculpted me as well and I wouldn't exchange those experiences for anything in the world.