By the time that you've lived with gravity long enough to be intimate with it, the stuff has turned on you- melting jaw lines to jowls. Time, I'm sorry to say, isn't on anybody's side. Oh, it's not betting against you, either. It's just some weird concept that we've made up in order to deal with life. I won't make fun of your religion if you won't make fun of mine.
Maybe wisdom is just acceptance.
Most of us have bargained for love. We bluff, we deny, we lie, we withhold. That's not love, now, is it? We're holding out for the "real thing" and we're offering counterfeit goods in return. What was that last line that all four Beatles performed together? Oh, yeah:
And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.