"Nature does nothing uselessly."
Aristotle

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ODE TO AGING..............................

Visited with my wonderful Aunt Ruth yesterday.....which prompted me to republish this post.  For those of us who are in the Autumn or Winter of our lives....introspection seems to always rear its head.  Here is mine.

When we travel this beautiful country....we meet many people our age, and much older; reflecting on these memories prompted me to write this.



When did this happen...this growing old?

Seventy fast approaches, young sprites please take heed
My young woman inside is still jaunty.....behind eyes that sparkle when she looks in the mirror

When did this happen...this growing old?

I view the world with a twenty year old heart
Hope and passion still afresh
Yet cataracts are growing now..dimming glorious sunsets and sparkling lights


When did this happen...this growing old?

My youthful body has departed now 
Replaced by one I seldom recognize
Yet spunk and vigor still reside here

When did this happen...this growing old?

And yet as I view my life ahead
With roads more curved than straight
I believe that age matters not one wit
My soul still sings it's song

When did this happen...this growing old?

As my soul's song fades to a simple hum
And my heart no longer beats
My mind's eye will keep repeating this question

When did this happen...this growing old?


Dear friends....I am so pleased you are following my journey.

Hugs,

Jo