Mar 082015
 

A good friend sent this to me, so here I am blogging it. As you are reading this, it does not matter what age you are!  You may be young, so it is interesting to look at how many older people feel.  If you are older, but young at heart – read this and smile.

paula.

“Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose their warmth.”
Click baby quilt for a closer

 

 

Aids Quilt Washington D.C

Aids Quilt Washington D.C

 

I have seen too many dear friends and family leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

the freakin' old people?

 

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Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

old people dancing

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.images-18

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I still love a woman in uniform.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important things.

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Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

you mend a broken heart?

I am so  blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
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As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don’t question myself anymore.

I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.

And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

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Remember, people at 20 years of age can be “old” inside.  Life is precious.

Live in the moment and look around you.  There are so many wonderful things to see and do.  paula.

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