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Tuesday, 01 September 2009

Life is Good

By Lois Cochran of Guitar Grandma

The older I get...
The easier it is to lose track of time
Often wondering what time it is
And even, sometimes, what day it is
I find I can be okay with not washing my hair everyday
It can be okay to not comb or brush my hair right away
It can even be okay to simply run my fingers through it

Some days...
I worry that someone will ring the doorbell early in the day
And find me in rumpled and ragged disarray
But I don’t worry enough to put myself aright right away
Days seem to get shorter as I find myself circling the task list
And trying to remember what it was I wanted to do
Reminding myself to write it down as soon as I remember

The wonder is...
Somehow I manage to feed the animals and myself a well-balanced diet
Most days I put on my walking shoes and take the girls for a walk
And most of the time, I remember their names
I still enjoy a good challenge, like a difficult crossword puzzle or sudoko
And writing an occasional article for my neglected blog
And trying to understand Republican reasoning (oxymoron?)
Even as the days grow shorter, I find I like this time in my life

Life is good!

[EDITORIAL NOTE: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Instructions for submitting are here.]

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Comments

yes, exactly right. except, I don't even worry when somebody comes to the door before I'm what they used to call 'decent'. Let's celebrate being ourselves!

Well said and if you ever understand Republican reasoning will you explain it to me?

Ah yes, even the aches and pains aren't too bad in the cool of the mornings. I do get upset when I increasingly forget a word or name tho. Great entry........thank you.

I find running my fingers through my hair works sometimes...
A fun read...Thank you....

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