Tadhg Kelly @ Gamasutra: "I have lately been feeling old. Not old old, just older. Enough of my adult life has now passed for me to start to see phases and things passing on.
This is not a perspective that I had in my 20s. In my 20s everything seems forever and the forces that shape you seem eternal. In my 30s I have become aware that the forces that shape and guide me are anything but eternal. I see their rises and their falls. I've gained a little of what could be described as experience or wisdom in place of endless energy.
Dave Arneson died this week. Gary Gygax died last year. Terry Pratchett has alzheimers. No-one is eternal."