I was fortunate to catch up with an old friend the other day. Through this Pandemic I found connection to be very important, so I reached out to friends that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Life is fragile and I am done playing games.
We met at a local eating place, and there was excited yelling, hugging, and good old back slapping. As we sat across from each other, he mentioned my silver hair and how we got old. I smiled and shared that I have to wear hearing aids in order to understand the conversations at times.
“Your ears got older too,” he howled. “And you got the old man big ears.”
Old man big ears?
I knew this was old friend bantering, but I wondered if my ears did grow. Do they grow? So, I looked it up.
The answer is no. Your ears don’t grow if you were wondering as well, but the cartilage does break down as one ages. So their shaped does change.
I didn’t have this information then, but I am pretty proud of my comeback.
“There have been changes, I agree. My younger, smaller ears sometimes didn’t listen very well. I find old man ears listen deeper, and richer than ever before in my life. I will take my old man ears all day long, even with the help of hearing aids.”
He threw a roll at me. It was good to connect again.