Friday, May 11, 2012

The Circle of Life


We lost our father on May 20. I never dreamed my May 11 post "The Circle of Life" would prove to be prophetic.
Note and above image added June 1, 2012.


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May 11, 2012

So you want to live to be 100 years old. 

Do you? 

Be careful what you wish for.

 

With old age come changes you may not have considered—blood pressure that won't stay put so is either too high or too low; a mind that won't think; ears that don't hear; a voice that won't speak. Each year, each month, each week, each day will bring new challenges to conquer or accept. Aging to meet your goal of 100 years will be an impossibility without the aid of physicians, nurses and family. If you could use the voice that no longer speaks and the mind that no longer thinks, would you say that you want to detour off of Centenarian Road?


I wonder if petunias feel their age as their blooms shrivel. All life evolves in one way or the other. Petunias drop seeds. People drop babies. Beauty comes during the reproduction stage. Then decline. Eventually death. The next generation matures and continues the cycle. Everything changes, yet nothing changes. 

The circle of life.

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2 comments:

  1. Deep thoughts Nita....and true...we all are in this together. No one gets out of it...so we have to cherish our own time here on earth and fill our days with goodness and things that give us joy...joy abundantly is what has been promised...now we have to do our part.

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  2. "Ramblings" are becoming more important these days, aren't they? You're wise, Nita...

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