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3/4s of a century — That’s a fair old time!

One of my weird paintings! There are another three at the end of the post.

Here I sit, pleased to have made it to seventy-five but really wishing I was somewhat younger. 1,019 more words

Leaving the Cocoon of Childhood

I am currently in California to participate in celebrations for the birth of a new family member. Some of my family are in their ‘teen years, reminding me of my own youth with its uncertainties and terrors. 637 more words

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Words to Describe My Path  

When age fifty-eight I found myself, once again, at a crossroad in life. A constellation of major events had coincided to release me, temporarily, into the world, living alone and without a job. 233 more words

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Nothing New Under the Sun

When one is old, as I am, one learns to remain silent on certain things, except when in the company of close friends of a similar age. 552 more words

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Perched On The Precipice

Am I now Old or merely Older?
Should I dissolve into tears or try to be bolder
as I venture forth into unknown terrain,
faced with mystifying aches and the occasional pain. 829 more words

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A Happy Bookish Birthday To Me

Let´s take a moment a celebrate the fact that I´m an old fart who just turned a year older and am now an even older fart. 197 more words


Being old

“Being old is a blessing only if you carry the wisdom of youth and discard the pang of regret.”

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