Monday, November 28, 2016

Thoughts - November 28, 2016

“Age is a seasoned trickster. To our parents, we will always be children. Within ourselves, the same yearnings of youth; the same aspirations of adolescence, will last a lifetime. Only to the young - blinded by our grey hair and slowing gait - do we appear old and increasingly beyond the pale.”
― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe.
I wonder about how my little great nieces see all us "old folks." Their eyes get big and their faces quite serious when they watch us. The nieces and nephews, our children, have a harder time accepting we might be growing just a tad frailer and have more limitations. Amongst ourselves, we continue to yearn and aspire as we always have, to dream dreams of doing and being. It is for the young that we write of our own childhood. It is for our children that we reveal our humanity. It is for our peers that we write tales that share our own collected remembrances, so that we can remain forever young in a good way. (A share of mine from a previous year) - Beth Almond Ford

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth & Leslie, thankyou for choosing to display my 'Age is a seasoned trickster' quote in this post. Your decision along with that of many others worldwide inspired me to publish a new book: 'Lines & Lenses - A Quotographic Collection' which you can preview here: Happy viewing and if you or your followers feel like owning a print copy they are currently 25% off list price if you use the code GIVE25 on checkout before 11.59 on Jan. 28th. (There are digital versions too) Best wishes, Alex