Tag Archives: age

warmth.

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when in london many years ago

i happened upon these two in a park

struck by the natural warmth between them

i took this picture without their knowing

hoping i could somehow capture

the closeness 

the easy comfort

between them

in that moment in time

 it was simply impossible to do so

but every time i look at this

it makes me feel that warmth again

just for a moment.  

 

“there is a certain phase in the life of the aged

when the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct proportion with the years.”

-john phillips marquand

of age.

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not me, but someone in my age range with a similar level of enthusiasm

 

on my maiden voyage

into the world of

the senior grocery shopping hour

60 and up’s

i was

looking raggedy

with the

pallor of someone

who’s done hard time served in quarantine

 i was met at the door 

by a customer helper

who wiped down cart handles

as we each took one

in an orderly way

i was happily headed in

when a worker at the self-checkout

shot me a disdainful dirty look

i chalked it up to her being forced to be here under duress

 i shopped

carefully

moving among the others

mindful of age

and

people with less obvious challenges

trying to be happy and friendly

 as i was getting ready to leave

a fellow shopper approached me

saying,

“they really should check i.d. and you know what i mean!!”

it finally hit me 

that both negative reactions 

came in response to them doubting if i was really a senior

 i had to laugh and take it as a compliment

 thought back to my younger days

when i falsely tried to convince people i was ‘of age’

by using my oldest sister’s license as fake i.d.

funny how things change and stay the same. 

 

“none are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”

-henry david thoreau

 

 

 

image credit: animal planet

a story in every line.

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A pencil drawing by a 16 year old Irish girl has won a National Art Competition. Shania McDonagh is tipped as a future top artist. The man she drew is a Fisherman and Seaweed Harvester named Coleman Coyne. There’s a story in every line.

 “His name is Coleman Coyne, and he’s from Connemara in County Galway. He passed away earlier this year. The portrait is done using graphite pencil, and it took around 100 hours of drawing to complete the portrait.” – Shania McDonagh

“youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”

-stanislaw jerzy lec

 

 

 

 

 

credits: soul alchemy, word porn

what’s your number?

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according to the candles on his cake
 my friend’s age
was shown to be one year older
than his actual age.
 when asked why the number was different
his wife mentioned
that those were the only candles
to be found in the junk drawer.
ah, wisdom.
“in life, 1 + 1 doesn’t necessarily add up to 2.”
― anthony t.hincks

competitors.

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grandies m and f

recently took part

in a super mario kart gaming competition

at our local library.

they were moved on and matched

based on wins.

above, is  a picture of f (wearing blue)

in the finals

holding his own

along with his competitors.

one of these guys is not like the others.

“move fast. speed is one of your main advantages over large competitors.”

-sam altman

passing the time.

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the old one

takes his time

relaxes and fishes

the young ones row fast

all in a crew

the middle one

yells

from a motor boat

tells them how and what to do.

“old age is ready to undertake tasks

that youth shirked because they would take too long.” 

-w. somerset maugham 

i.d.

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why yes, i’m happy to wait here all day while you check my i.d.

i’ll just stand right by this alert and tan in the glow of its light.

take all the time you need. i’ll hang out for a few minutes longer.

thanks so much for sending help.

does anyone else have this message on their screen?

oh?

you i.d. everyone?

great policy.


“i have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, i don’t have to.”

-albert einstein 

string of lights.

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“today is the last day i will ever be 3.” 

“tomorrow when you wake up you will be 4.”

“that is magic.”

“yes, that is magic.”

(conversation i had in my classroom today)


“it’s alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me.

who you are is not where you’ve been. you’re still an innocent. it’s okay…. ”
― taylor swift

image credit: bbc, listicle