Saturday, October 16, 2010

Something to think about.

A friend on another blog site asked the question: What kind of old person do you want to be?

Having just come from visiting Beloved's Grandmother, who in her 90s climbed a tree at the reunion this summer, and smoked a joint - but is slowing down in ways that are "concerning."

I'm getting up there in years, and I find myself looking at random old people and thinking, assessing, "planning", evaluating... -

I want to be a crazy old lady who laughs alot.

I want to be the white-haired crone who blesses hand-fastings

I want to be the wise woman who heals

I want to be the grandmother who bakes cookies, climbs trees, and wanders the woods with her grandkids

I want to be the elegant senior who treks around the world sipping coffee and wine in cafes and bistros everywhere.

I want to be the kind of old person who fondly remember the adventures of the past and the way things were, but doesn’t live there anymore becuase she’s too busy embracing the adventures of today.

what kind of old person do you want to be?


Rabbit (Micael Chadwick) said...

"When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple..."

This has really been on my mind a lot this year - for obvious reasons. I just don't want to lose who I am now. I know my health, if I make it to "old" won't permit much - but by golly goober - let's hope my mind holds out. Then at least I will have an excuse to be as wacky as I already am.

Daniel Baylis said...

I want to sit in parks and watch the world go by.

I also want to do parodies of music videos, with me dancing to teen-pop hits.

Rich said...

"Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be"

Asimov's Currents of Space, if I remember correctly

Pat Tillett said...

I just hope to have some clarity of thinking and the freedom to do what I want...