Feb 11, 2017
(Wondering About the) F is for the Fountain of Youth
While driving around the other night, we were discussing various explorers: Leif Erikson, Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, Amerigo Vespucci, and Ponce de León. That led to the Fountain of Youth.
The Fountain of Youth or similar legends have been around for as long as the 5th century BC. People believed that drinking from or bathing in the spring or fountain would bring long life. You can visit The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park located in St. Augustine, Florida.
I had questions.
If one drinks from the fountain, how young does one become?
If you become a child, do you stay one forever?
Or do you just stop aging at the age you are?
How often do you need to drink from it?
If you stop drinking from it, would you start growing older at a regular rate from the age you became?
Or would you suddenly become the age you would have been (or dead)?
Can it be removed from the fountain and taken somewhere?
So much musing and no answers. It's fun to consider the possibilities.