the age of reality… be ready, not desperate

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.   Emily Dickinson One son lives on the east side of the country with his family.  Three sons and their families live two hours (give or take) …

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the age of reality… on becoming 70

I think I can talk about this now. I actually googled "how to be 70".  Before I could type in the whole question, my words automatically populated the field. I am not the only one who has asked this on the internet! A lengthy list of links appeared.  The first was an article from AARP's …

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Solid Footing

Some days the ground must feel like sand or mud or sludge to you.  Your feet shuffle and stumble and stub up against things. Some days you ask me if you need permission to go outside, or if there's a sign-out list, or who it is you need to pay for breakfast. I know you rarely remember, but you used to take …

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Fog and Light and my crabby, morning self

I like fog. Maybe because I grew up on the Pacific coast, is why.  Rain assaults you, but fog wraps around like a protective layer... it comforts me... it calms me... it reactivates my hair product. I also like to photograph fog.  As you might imagine, some shots aren't too exciting.  But several mornings ago I got a good …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Road

... or maybe a leaf-strewn yellow line. And may I say... I'm glad this is the last day of 31 posts! Thank you to all who read along and "liked" and shared and commented.  I appreciate you. Only a little to share today.... ...getting older isn't so scary - those ahead of me have set lights along …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Getting Here from There

This month I've talked a lot about the people who came before me... about my children... and what they mean to me, what lessons their lives teach. So now here I am... and if all goes according to the longevity record of my grandparents, it looks like I've lived about 2/3 of my life... which, actually... …

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31 Days of Aging Grace ~ The Day She Called the Cops

One thing God is trying to teach me... to not be afraid of what people think... about what I do and what I say.  He wants me to care more about what He thinks... about what I do and what I say.  I want that too.  But the fear creeps back.  A lot. Especially with this caregiving role I find …

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