Here at the penultimate holiday of the western world and beyond, there is so much hype about peace and love, and traditional values. I feel there is actually very little peace and love given freely on our planet.
I am reminded of the words to John Lennon’s song, Imagine. I pray that we do not forget these words, and that someday they will be true. Please read them at the bottom of this post.
Peace on Earth to all!
Happy Halloween from your personal cheerleader!
I know, It’s been ages since I’ve written; but I really have been busy with life.
When we moved to the “space coast” 8 years ago, I really didn’t like the change. Of course I don’t like change, anyway. It took me a while to realize that I was experiencing age prejudice when applying for work. I never realized that I was “over the hill” in my 50’s, what a shock.
What I have learned from these years is patience, and to slow down. As an energetic, self-starting person, this was very difficult. I do think I have slowed down considerably, now. A car accident, and resulting treatment were major contributing factors.
You have to take the good with the bad, this is life. I am blessed because things could have been much worse for me. I have good people on my side and I am thankful for that. I have good health and love in my life. I have great family and friends.
So, as I leave Florida for the most part, and move on; I head toward another chapter in my life. As the GEN-X’s like to say, it’s all good!
Here is a poem from the up and coming book, A Redhead Looks At 60!
I feel that I have been in an instructional class to learn how to die. Watching and waiting for the changes that are outlined in the syllabus, and there is a syllabus. A small blue book that tells you what to look for through end stage.
The staff enlightening each day, pointing out when something has changed, however minor it may seem. All these changes add up, the transformation finally complete.
Just as you have convinced yourself that,no, it could last a bit longer, you are suddenly confronted with the reality. It has happened.
Everyone is a little surprised by the abruptness. We are all gripped with emotion. We feel great sadness, but there is a touch of joy. It says: “you are released from pain, from bondage. Go, fly away, you are free”!
There is more, of course, the question, “what do we do now”, directed to the RN, who cannot answer. Eventually, we move, we make minor decisions, we embrace, we go home.
But, we are changed forever by what we have seen. We know, we will see this again, we will be this. It is undeniable. It is humanity.
Here is a poem for Charlie:
I Love You Mom!