I had a few miles still to go and as fate would have it I had to pass these two lovebirds every 500 yards or so. Every time my dog and I jogged by, I tried not to look at these seniors and their obvious affection for one another. At least I hoped it was mutual. I think you can tell when a woman doesn't want to be kissed or is being kissed, but is really thinking of making dinner for the kids. No, these seniors and their passion looked genuine.
Now this was obviously an older couple and they each were sporting their fair share of wrinkles. I wonder how it feels to kiss the wrinkled lips. After 20 years of marriage my wife's lips feel about the same as when I first kissed her. When these two seniors and their liver-spotted faces went cheek-to-cheek, were they feeling real sparks or were they just feeling for a pulse?
Not every senior can sport a libido like Hugh Hefner. But I'd like to think that care for seniors has improved to such an extent as to make it possible. If programs for seniors can involve everything from health and fitness to investing in the stock market, then I imagine there are programs for seniors that focus on a healthy love life after age 65. I have a way to go before that becomes yet another thing I worry about, but if such topics are offered, when I am at that particular care for seniors crossroad, then you can bet I'll be signing up.
As my mileage increased, I started to place these seniors and their petting in a number of famous scenarios. Would the film 91/2 Weeks be nearly as titillating if Kim Bassinger was in her 70's? It's bad enough that Sylvester Stallone is producing and starring in Rocky VI at age 60. But I can't - for the life of me - imagine Sharon Stone doing the same in a sequel to Basic Instinct. I don't think her uncrossing her legs at age 65 is going to have an effect on me. But who knows, I'm not yet 65 years old.
Which leads me to another question. Will I be more interested in a younger woman when I'm old and grey? Does a younger woman in fact make you feel younger? After all the trials and tribulations I've overcome with my spouse, not only do I not want to repeat them with a younger woman, I don't want to repeat them with any woman.
So I came to a conclusion while jogging. If these two seniors were in love or even in "lust" then at least they're involved in something that gets their hearts beating. After 20 years I'm still in love with my wife, and I can tell you I'd rather think that gets my pulse racing faster than after jogging 5 miles. The train of thought is that any aerobic activity is good food for you if done at least 3 times a week and for 40 minutes or more. Looking at these two spring chickens it's no wonder both of them had cracked 65 years of age some time back with no signs of slowing down. Maybe love is the secret of eternal youth after all.
Having established that, when I'm over age 65 I hope I can just stand up; let alone get it up (if you know what I mean and I think you do). When my wife and I are seniors and at an age when we can play connect the dots with all the spots on our hands, I hope I can at least remember what it was like to roll between the sheets with my spouse. Anything beyond that will only be a bonus.