Over the hill & Closer to Heaven!

I admire the English Language


It’s funny and the language keeps my brain sharp.

I have to be careful while using the language.

Many times, my well wishers who are my regular followers tell me that my English is odd with full of grammatical mistakes, and I am thankful to them for helping me to speak and write better English. Thank you guys. I love you.

This week Lens -artists photo challenge is OVER THE HILL

The challenge is hosted by Donna Holland of Wind Kisses

We all appreciate you, Donna, for this lovely theme.

And many of the participants posted beautiful and magnificent landscape photos & panoramas, a visual treat indeed.

Thank you guys.

And I am covering this post in true sense!

‘Over the hill’ is an amusing phrase.

For a non English speaking person, this phrase sounds as if someone walking over the hill.

In general, this phrase conveys the meaning that someone or something is past the age. Or some thing that is worn out.

It’s said that the peak of the hill represents the halfway point of life.

People reach the peak of the hill (when they are in full prime), once they reach the peak they are said to be over the hill and thus reaching the point of beginning of their old age, as they start descending to the ground.

According to Collin Dictionary “If you say some one is over the hill, you are saying rudely that they are old and no longer fit, attractive or capable of doing useful work”

So much of rudeness!

At what age we are considered ‘over the hill’?

I don’t know.

Some said whatever age you are right now- just add 20 years and the resulting figure gives you the answer.

Come on my friend, that figure is a moving target all the time!

I feel over the hill is just a state of mind.

I have come across 90 yrs old doing a marathon!

What is the best thing that happens to over the hills friends?


I saw these three lovely ladies over the hill. They have reached the peak.

And it’s time to loosen up.

And I noticed them enjoying the time after a few exchanges.

“Secrets are safe with your over the hill friends.

They will never share them…

Because they can’t remember them.

Funny, I don’t remember being absent minded”



“What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy” Voltaire

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This post is part of Donna’s Lens-Artists Photo challenge #218-Over the hill


9 thoughts on “Over the hill & Closer to Heaven!

  1. I love this! Your photo is perfect to emphasize cherished friendships that only come with time. “Secrets are safe…friends”. The perfect quote to mimic it.

    I chuckled as you addressed the English language. Some concepts can be misinterpreted, and/or be grammatically wrong. When we lived abroad, it was sometimes (fun)ny to realize how badly we messed things up. We kept trying and learned.

    “Over the hill” really can be interpreted many ways. I loved your take and how you described age as a moving target. lol. Truth. I believe we should love ever age we walk into. It might be the only thing we really can’t change about ourselves.

    Well, done. And think you for your kind words.


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