A little older, a little…

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I love these aging superhero paintings by Andreas Englund. You can see more of his work here.

Maybe I’m not as old as the man in this one, but I know the feeling – do I really have to fight these ninjas on my way back home?Aging-Superhero-10-650x387

But I also love the way the series addresses that pervading view that an old person is uninteresting and incapable, that their time is over. The world already looks at me that way sometimes, but I feel like I’ve only just begun. Especially now that my children are beginning to free themselves and there are specks of time that are completely my own. I’m just beginning to make the superhero suit, let alone learn how to fly in it. Bring on those ninjas!