If one is able to live unassisted, age is not an obstacle to ordination...
I'm to old.
Yeah, I'm aware of that.
I had a kind of fever for monastic life a year ago - mentally I'v dressed my self up in robes, went on alms round, perfect chanting, secluded in deep meditation in the most beuatiful places, a full blown tudong monk, and so on and so on, app a million times or more ..
Guess it was my idealistic side that was running that show, and had great fun with these lofty dreams and hopes.
But as the fever dropped, doubts started to accumulate, because i got the noition of; what are you missing where you are right now?
And then I started looking more closely, and of course did I find a lot of lerning grounds right where I was, and besides, my heart, witch is my best and truest ajhan, didn't respond to the urge, at all .. I waited and waited, and read som more, and some more, until my head was stuffed with words and gurus and jhana, and and and and ... till finally the heart said: Have you forgotten that I brought you on the path without any external help, and didn't I show you powerful stuff, that convinced you to practice?
So now I trust my emty hands, and my simple heart again, but I wont say never ever ... the heart will guide me, I trust
be well and happy