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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Lovely Age

By Arlene Corwin

It’s lovely to be almost eighty.
No one takes you seriously,
Everyone takes what you say as wise.
You can be odd or unconventional,
Antagonize the stiffest rule,
Be clown or fool:
Absurdity’s anomaly,
Riddle(d) with the irony
Of being nearly eighty.
Is that it’s a lovely age.

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I guess the author of this is anonymous, but I like it, glad to know I am at such a lovely time. Maybe we should carry an special ID card so we don't get carted off.

I like this one, and I am happy to be where I am at this point in life..trying to figure out how to knit without glaring errors! Life is good.

Not anonymous, Joanne. Sometimes I make mistakes and by accident I left off the byline. It's fixed now.

Yes, old age has some advantages. Of course my children, grandchildren and close friends always thought I was a little whacky.

Wacky is good! Glaring errors are good! Bad knitting is good! 'Old' is a bad adjective! I myself cannot even identify with it!

Taught a 'wacky' yoga class this morning. Everyone loved it. I danced across the floor, sang to them...As I said, you can do anything, say anything - 'be odd and unconventional', it's all to the good!
If you've ever seen the jolly Buddha statues, they portray exactly that!

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