Tag Archives: growing older

Second childhood…

With the unconscious wisdom of youth, my son decided that he would give me a games console. It is not, perhaps, the obvious gift for a woman about to enter her seventh decade, but then, he assures me that as … Continue reading

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Faded #midnighthaiku

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When wrinkles rankle…

“Would you anti-age your ears?”. There are just some phrases that set you off for some reason. That was one of them. “Over 50? Invest in an eyebrow pencil…”,“ Best buys in cosmetic surgery…” And while I cannot help wondering … Continue reading

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Vintage

Some are old when they’re young, Some are young when they’re old And the years mark no more Than the passage of time. Where youth can be timourous, Age can be bold And its journey through life Runs from laughter … Continue reading

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Ripening

Winding vines climb Through summer forests, Wild tendrils spring From withered boughs, A cycle of harmony In Nature’s garden, Green and blooming. We walk a quiet path Between the seasons, Summer fruit falls On frosted grass And winter’s blossom Follows … Continue reading

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12 things your grandparents said…

From the archives – December 2014: When you are very young, forty seems ancient and grandparents are, of course, so old they are practically another species. Like dinosaurs…almost- but-not-quite extinct and very much at home in museums. Their homes bear … Continue reading

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