as i came upon this window
all i could think of
was that i don’t know what i would do
if he suddenly broke into song as i walked by.
“she’s a hypnotist collector; you are a walking antique.”
antelope antiques, ann arbor, mi usa – fall 2018
i really enjoyed a relaxed game night with
a group of long-time friends
a couple of grandies
a few old dogs
just like most of us there
the old dogs
have lived full lives
one is lame
one is deaf
one is blind
all have their challenges
and one thing in common
they love being with the people they love.
“old dogs can be a regal sight.
their exuberance settles over the years into a seasoned nobility,
their routines become as locked into yours
as the quietest and kindest of marriages.
image credit: pinterest.co.uk, steiff dog on wheels, brown and black mohair
when i am older
i hope be as graceful
love to be
“none are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”
-henry david thoreau
‘it’s called a record player and it plays records that
go ’round and ’round and the music comes out,’
says one little grandie
when proudly showing off
his new home in america
all of the treasures
both old and new
that can be found inside.
at 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine
is the oldest known non-clonal organism on earth.
located in the white mountains of california,
in inyo national forest.