The Joy of Aging

The second cup of coffee sipped quietly as the morning light strengthens and we stretch out the stiffness. A leisurely decision about how to spend the day in creative pursuits nary a worrying about time-clocks and meetings. Freedom to choose when mundane tasks are done anytime between now and never. Shared memories with loved ones only to discover that we […]

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Thoughts of Snow

My aging mental life fascinates me a whole lot. I thought that by studying life transitions and aging I would be prepared – but I’m surprised at what is taking place between my two ears in my 80th decade. I am intrigued by the work of transitioning to a meaningful life in my aging body. I have been watching a […]

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The Golden Spring

I read Robert Frost’s poem¬†Nothing Gold Can Stay way back in my first or second year of college – 53 years ago or so. I’m a bit amazed that I remember it, though vaguely, because I don’t have clear memories of many things that I learned way back then. Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold… The […]

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Coping with Change

It’s that time of year when things are a-changing for me. It’s that time of year when I move from my winter home in sub-tropical Florida to very early Spring in Michigan. This isn’t the first time I’ve made this change and probably not the last time I’ll write about it. I’m at the point in the process where I have to stop to think where I keep the sharp knives, the spoons for my morning cereal, my favorite spatula, and my whisk. It is the time when I turn on the bathroom faucet to a harder flow instead of turning it off because the faucets work in different directions at each place. It’s a time of achy body and exhaustion – for a little while until I adjust or the weather gets warmer. And it is the time of shifting friendships. Most of the migratory condo residents had left before we did so I had to give good-bye hugs and feel the sadness of loosing them for a few months. We have lived there long enough to become close and really care about each other. We left a few behind who won’t be leaving until May and I worry about them becoming lonely – like I was becoming without everyone being there. I really appreciate that we have made close friends who will be excited when they see us next October or January. There is a bond that has […]

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Undulating Lily

The pond below the water fall at the Naples Botanical Garden is a mesmerizing place to be. The water has a constant undulating flow, creating abstract reflections. I usually take multiple photos of the water lilies and the flowing water around them and each one is different. Photographing reflections is really fun because I never know what I will get. […]

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