Quote by Lady Bird Johnson
When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.
This quote highlights the idea that one's enthusiasm for life and its simple pleasures diminishes with age. The excitement and sense of wonder experienced upon witnessing the first snowfall symbolizes a youthful and fresh perspective. It suggests that when one no longer feels this excitement, it may be an indication of growing old and losing touch with the innocent joy that comes with discovering new experiences.
I am quite likely to re-act to the opposite extreme - to feel rapturously that the world is beautiful and mere existence something to thank God for. I suppose our 'blues' are the price we have to pay for our temperament. 'The gods don't allow us to be in their debt.' They give us sensitiveness to beauty in all its forms but the shadow of the gift goes with it.