Thursday, September 6, 2007

Brad Pitt- He's Not That Boy Anymore

One of the features on the news today was about Brad Pitt. Stories about Brad Pitt are not unusual the man has been celebrity newsworthy for a couple of decades now, what was interesting was the focus of the story. Pitt is aging.

I can remember the first time I saw him, all full of swagger, cute as a bug and about to shear Gena Davis' horns in "Thelma and Louise". While he was too "girl pretty" to make my breath quicken, he was still pretty fun to watch. I'd guess he was in his early twenties then and over the years he's gone on to get married, divorced, find another relationship, become a father to four, in short, he grew up.

When you actually, really, finally grow up, a lot of times it involves aging. Brad Pitt is now 43 years old and even he realizes he's not that boy anymore. In an interview for Details magazine he says: “One thing sucks, your face kind of goes. Your body’s not quite working the same. But you earned it. You earned that, things falling apart.”

Pretty insightful if you ask me. Aging is something that happens if you're lucky. It's up to each of us how that gets expressed.