Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Feet up Kind of Day

Feelin Groovy........dadada da da da I love you.....

My first phone call today to wish me well, was from a colleague of mine, at 8 am !...yes, this retiree was still in bed....SHE however, well past 60 and still at the school where I used to teach, couldn't wait to tell me that this coming decade is fabulous. My groggy response was "sure do hope so"...for any of you near or slowly aproaching the 60 must read Judith Viorst's poetry called Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life to put a smile on your face.
here is one from another series :

Pleasures of an Ordinary Life
I've had my share of necessary losses,
Of dreams I know no longer can come true.
I'm done now with the whys and the becauses.
It's time to make things good, not just make do.
It's time to stop complaining and pursue
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

I used to rail against my compromises.
I yearned for the wild music, the swift race.
But happiness arrived in new disguises:
Sun lighting a child's hair. A friend's embrace.
Slow dancing in a safe and quiet place.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

I'll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory.
It seems the woman I've turned out to be
Is not the heroine of some grand story.
But I have learned to find the poetry
In what my hands can touch, my eyes can see.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

Young fantasies of magic and of mystery
Are over. But they really can't compete
With all we've built together: A long history.
Connections that help render us complete.
Ties that hold and heal us. And the sweet,
Sweet pleasures of an ordinary life.               Judith Viorst

I love to hear from you all...thank you my friends and followers... taking some time off this week to celebrate.... back soon with paintings....
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