oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

all the ages we’ve been


What I see is my niece playing tea pots. What I think is, “I used to have hair like that. Golden and shiny and beautiful. (sigh) And now I don’t.” What I feel is old. What I hope is I’m not nearly as old as I’ll get.

The great thing

about getting older

is that you don’t lose all

the other ages you have been.

Madeleine L’Engle   



2 responses

  1. Physically, getting older is tough, especially for women. But at a certain point there is also liberation in not worrying as much anymore about your outward appearance, and being able to appreciate the life you’ve had and being grateful for all the days you have left.

    November 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    • Well said! The older I get, the more I believe that my youth was wasted on being young. I wish I’d had (what little) confidence and wisdom I’ve achieved back then – when my back and knees didn’t hurt, haha. Because all this better me might be more inclined to get out in the world and use it. Haha, but probably not. I didn’t get a whole personality transplant.

      November 13, 2014 at 9:23 am

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