Growing old mmm .I instantly think about growing old gracefully..about embracing the peace and calm that comes with wiseness and age balancing it with the fears I have of loneliness and dying.The verse in the Desiderata reflects this for me
I think about my mum of nearly 70 and feel she is a great example of how i would like to grow old....valuing being healthy and able, demonstrating my loving and having time for those around me i love, keeping a youngish outlook not being afraid to laugh, joke and try new things. My mum was born in the 40's and she loves this poem
WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
Taken from the book
On a practical level i need to plan gowing old and stay well ! and i must admit to living so much in the present that i struggle with thinking about this in a constructive way!
-I wish to live more and work less
-I wish to plan to retire early
-I wish to grow old with my Chel
-I wish to grow old with my health
-I wish to grow old lovingly and purposefully.
-I wish to feel proud of the life I'm leading.