The beautiful thing about getting older is the view and being able to see both sides of the hill
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
A new day
It's a gorgeous day with the sun, that has been so elusive for the past nine months, pouring it's light and warmth over Seattle. The spirits are lighter, laughter comes easier and I feel such a sense of joy. I have found as I get older and older -- think I'll stop there, that while I still have good days, fun days, better than average days, the ones where the spirits soar are less frequent. The days of soaring spirits and a sense of total joy have almost been lost and to me that's one of the hardest realities to deal with. But on a day like today I do feel that total joy, the laughter that just bubbles up from inside and makes everything beautiful. Maybe because I don't feel that way as much or as often as I did when I was younger has, in a way, made them all the more precious and treasured.
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
- Mahatma Gandhi
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He settles into his chair, sitting very straight, looking out the window, Bushy white eyebrows and distinguished, well groomed white beard. He’s the perfect, argus-eyed professor-knight with eyes alert and aglow. Perhaps a pince nez for a final touch, well, maybe that’s a bit too weird, Keeping watch, guarding, protecting me and our small, cozy castle. Men and women, young and old, dogs and cats and birds, friend or foe, None are ignored or given passage without a menacing growl. But as the light fades and the shadows deepen he leaves his post, and with a sigh ruffling his beard, he curls up at my feet as I fall asleep.
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.