Old Guy at Age 100

Write a letter to your 100-year-old self.

Old guy blessings

Old Guy graphic by Andrew Sanderson
Image: Andrew Sanderson

Hey there OG,

You are truly an OG now. Remember the first time someone called you an OG and you didn’t know whether it was a compliment or an insult. Someone explained Old Guy to you and that it was intended as a compliment. You still didn’t take it as a compliment as you still felt young.

Well, now at age 100 you are an OG and proud to be. You no longer must validate. You no longer have to deal with charlatans trying to validate themselves at your expense – trying to make themselves important. Few of them are still here.

Being hundred years old means you took diligent care of yourself and you can still get around. You are an OG doing for yourself, and living on your own. For years you have been free from worrying about what others think and their opinions.

Well, just enjoy your day and continue to do as you please. Most of those who worked your nerves are long gone. Enjoy whatever days are ahead. Have another bowl of ice cream. Yes, I know you don’t need my permission to have another one, OG.




Published by Lonnie

Lonnie Dawkins is a fine arts photographer in the Washington, DC area. His focus is portraits, portfolios, and events.

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