I’ve always looked rather young, for my age; been rather small, can’t grow body hair, took forever to grow facial hair/still can’t grow it properly in some places. But I’ve also spent some time not being very kind to my body, and rather abusing it.
As I tell people, “look at the eyes”.
I found out yesterday most folks who I met thought I had the body of a 24 year old, and was probably within a few years of that. (the tan helps… folks. it is good to get some sun. too much is bad. but too little is bad as well. Why do you think skin diseases like rosacea and eczema are most prevalent in races/people who do not see the sun?)
I always think that is interesting, when folks think I am that much younger than I am… as if they just looked at the wrinkles around my eyes, they would probably think I’m older than I am. Though I will say again, sun has helped that. Firms the skin up. And I haven’t been baking/”tanning”. Usually when I’m on the beach I’m sitting in the shade. Easy to do when it’s usually sunny. No hurry.
Granted, when my age was guessed, that was purely looking at the physical, or so folks told me. Mentally, I have confused the hell out of people. As they see/think one thing, then I start talking.
So now, when people ask how old I am… my answer is:
“ageless/timeless”. I’m as old as you think I am. I’m both an old man and a young child; it just depends on what you’re looking at. So think what you wish, it really doesn’t matter. I am who I am. And I am as old as you perceive me as being.
And oddly enough, I’m actually getting younger (physically) during my stay here. Movement keeps you young, as does an open minded mentality. I haven’t looked this good in years.
So. I’m not going to answer that question anymore, with a literal number.
And I’m not going to answer it here.
I’m however old or young you think I am.