11.24.2008

40? Aww yeah

40? Aww yeah

Ah, words. They evade me. It's a monumental milestone, to reach 40, but right now I'm finding it hard to express exactly how I'm feeling. Should I, though? Just because I have a blog doesn't automatically mean that I'm to proclaim something profound, does it? I know that many out there do, and that's fine. There are times when I do open up and convey my innermost thoughts and feelings, and when that happens, it's cathartic in a way. Mostly a selfish thing. I get a sense of closure or accomplishment, possibly a nice pat on the back. Right now, though, I think I'm stuck on what to say because it's supposed to be such a big deal. It's expected of me.

Nah, no biggie. Really.

And that's how age has been for me all along. Not a big deal. Reaching 40 certainly is a big deal to many out there, but to me, it's just another number. What is it that they say? It's all in how you feel, right? Well, I don't feel 40. I feel 6 to 7 years younger, and that is no lie. The way I see it, I'm just getting started.

Just you wait, world. Just you wait.

38 comments:

  1. FOUR-O. In ten years you'll have to move to Hawaii since you'll be FIVE-O.

    Von

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  2. Happy birthday Ward! Hope you have a great day! :)

    t.

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  3. you know what Aaliyah used to say…"Age ain't nothin' but a number".

    hope you have/had a happy birthday, Ward.

    Please stop calling.

    -Brando

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  4. another nice drawring.

    have a good one man.

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  5. Happy Birthday, pal!

    Best,
    Steve

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  6. I've been 40 for a few weeks now. Don't feel any different either. Happy birthday, Ward!
    - Matt

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  7. YER NOT FUNNY! BOOOORING!

    I kid, buddy :)

    Happy Birthday, Wardo! Buy yerself something nice and I hope the mini-Jenks shower you with love and amusingly-endearing gifts.

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  8. Happy birthday. It's lovely to know you, and I wish you the bast :-)

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  9. Happy Birthday Ward,

    Glad to have a great inductee as yourself into the 40+club. Members salute!!!! Have a great one.

    John

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  10. Happy Birthday, Ward!

    Be well.

    bj

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  11. Hey Ward, happy "day-after-your-birthday!" Sorry I missed it slightly. Hope you're doing well. Miss you.

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  12. Happy Birthday, I like your work!

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  13. Happy B-day, Ward.

    ... 'cause I was taught to be kind to my elders.

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  14. Hey Ward! Happy birthday. (I got here via Hula 70.)

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  15. Happy Birthday Ward! I'll be there soon myself.

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  16. Happy Ward Day, Birth!

    Awww, crap.

    Well, you know what I meant to say.

    I think the BEST ANIMATORS IN THE WORLD are in their late 30's and up. You've still got a lot of time left to leave your mark (leave your mark- graffiti, get it?)

    Pram

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  17. Yer finally real on this solar revolution bud. 20s wannabe 30s, and 30s wanna be 20s. Finally at 40 you can be yourself! Its the best time!

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  18. Hope you had a great birthday last month! I really like the clean white silhouette over the dark pattern.

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  19. wow! you're like twice my age... almost like everyone in illustration friday is, :P... hope you had a great birthday!! and nice illustration btw... love the silhouette...

    P.S. :- coincidentally the word verification is spelling out "burde"... just a small observation nothing else... happy belated "bur"th "de"y...burde... ok enough...

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  20. Awesome illustration and nice concept for the topic. I wish I viewed aging the way you do. I'm 36 and each year I get closer to 40 I cringe.

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  21. I like your take on the topic! the texture in the background is awesome :) Graphic work is my fav :P
    Oh btw Happy 40th birthday!

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  22. Yeah, it can be daunting – the BIG 40, but really it's just another birthday. Enjoy it, you'll only get older :) Great take on the prompt!

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  23. Life begins at 40. Enjoy it all! Art is fun! And yours is particularly so.

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  24. Forty rocks! You're just getting started! And your illustration clearly makes the point that age is only a number. Well done, and happy birthday:>

    carla

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  25. Happy Birthday! The 40's are fab!!! Your will fly :)

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  26. Interesting way to capture this idea, like everybody's trying to make a big deal out of it, but you're blank because it doesn't affect you. I really like the background. :)

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  27. Very stylish sgraffito looking background. [Mental note: I must try it]

    And happy birthday!

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  28. Love it!!! Hopefully I'll be doing great stuff like yours when I reach that age, and further...

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