May 09, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
I just re-watched Franco Zeffirelli's film "Romeo and Juliet", which came out when I was in high school, and I realized that the young actor (Leonard Whiting) who played Romeo turned 60 yrs. old last year. What a shock ! Where did the time go ? I think he was around 18 when the movie was made. I've seen it several times over the years, I imagine that by now generations of high-school kids have probably seen it in their English classes, but I never before realized how much time has gone by. I guess that this must be a reflection on my own mortality.