half credit for this thread goes to lukie, since it comes from a conversation i was having with him.
i'm hoping i'll be hella wise by the time i'm old. i'll have learned to be ultra polite and poised, and i'll always know exactly the right thing to say in every situation. but at the same time i won't be too dignified and stuck-up to poke fun at myself. i'll be merry and twinkly and maybe a bit mischievious. in short, i'm hoping to be sort of like albus dumbledore:
...only i'll also be a brilliant fiddle player!
of course the chances are i'll be completely different than that, in ways i never could have predicted, but still it's fun to speculate. so what do you think/hope you'll be like when you get old?