So much twirls about in this old woman’s head
I lose my train of thought
but I’m ready to be an old lady (ready or not)
only a touch of despair appears on occasion when I am reminded
that I am an old lady.
why is this ( being an old lady) a negative?
when I forget
when I misplace
when I lose my password for google ( yup)
especially when I can’t find my words
not being noticed can be a huge positive.
A nurse said to me during a visit “when I get old I won’t shave my legs” then she said ‘I can’t believe I said that to you! Not a gracious thing to say to an old woman she is attending when she is much younger. No offense taken. So really……
Why should I have to shave my legs? I look down at my hairy legs and feel like a rebel not bowing to convention and shaving them. At 75 no one cares if I shave my legs and now I don’t care either, though it took a little getting used to seeing them, so ingrained in our culture, we must have smooth hairless skin. It’s these little annoyances that make me wonder if we have things right or if there are better ways to spend our lives. And I’m usually in pants anyway, actually, if I wore more dresses I would probably shave them while feeling guilty at ..oh hell
Live out your fantasy, be who you are, not who you are expected to be, surprise yourself. I did! I am an artist, a painter I never thought to paint and now it is my perfect retired lady project. I’m very fortunate and have the almost perfect opportunity to follow my own advice. And what is my advice? Just be there, pay attention to what makes you feel good and then find ways to do it.
Tomorrow is another day
until it’s not.
Practise what you teach!