Sunday, November 28, 2010

How Old is Old?... ABC ME.. Shadows and Flowers..

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. "
~Max Muller

"A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it."
~ Dogen

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
~ Victor Hugo


Tomorrow is my Birthday.. I am getting old.. when I was 15 I was asked out by an "old" man.. he was 25... when I was almost single for a few months in 1985 I was asked out by an "old" man.. he was 45... when I was a bona-fide divorced woman in 1993 I actually dated an "old" man.. he was 52.. tomorrow I will be 51.. I am getting old.. some days I am almost there.. other days I am already beyond old.. In honor of being "OLD" I will be sharing a 26 thing meme about myself.. read along maybe you will find a laugh hidden here..
A is for Acrobat.. I wanted to be an acrobat and tried to learn to tumble and flip.. I did finally.. barely.. land a cart wheel.. I quickly decided I'd rather be a baroness..
B is for Bread.. I don't really like bread..but if I must eat it.. I would rather have home baked bread than bought bread..
C is for Cooking.. I love to cook and can whip up tasty meals in just a fondue pot.. I can work from a short ingredient list too as long as I have some chosen spices I will turn out a good meal..
D is for dolls.. yes I love and collect dolls...
E is for Everlasting.. my love and friendship is everlasting.. so if I haven't seen you in a while./. I still love you and will get over being provoked eventually..

F is for family.. I love my family..I will let strangers be family too sometimes..
G is for growing.. I love to grow stuff.. flowers.. food.. animals..
H is for home.. I knew this place was Home the moment I set foot here.. Home is indeed where your heart is..
I is for Inside out.. I turn myself inside out with worry many times when it is wasted energy.. I worry about him and him and him and her and even you!!
J is for jump rope.. I love to play jump rope and still remember most of the "jump rope" songs from my childhood..
K is for kisses.. I really like kisses.. the plain..chocolate ones are fine... but I like the ones with nuts the best
L is for licking.. along with all my siblings.. I once licked my way to the center of a tootsie roll pop.. we counted and sent the answer to the address on the label.. they were not impressed..we figured they would at least send us some suckers..
M is for Mystery.. I know a few secrets..
N is for notes.. I have almost every note that was ever written to me.. I take them out and read a few sometimes.. to remind myself that people can change..
O is for Open minded.. I try to be open minded but honestly I have a hard time dealing with modern emotions.. or the modern lack of emotions.. and morals.. I think it's because I am getting old..
P is for purple.. I used to love to wear purple.. now there are so many different "purples" that the whole color has become way to busy for me.. maybe I'll just pull on some black clothes and blend in..
Q is for quickly.. the days pass quickly and the nights are sometimes long..
R is for Resting... resting takes up more and more of my time..
S is for silly.. I overheard someone call me a silly Old woman in the store the other day.. I just smiled at her.. she was after all just a silly young girl...
T is for talented.. I wish I was more talented in many things.. I would love to paint cathedrals and design wonderful fashions.. I would also love to be an acrobat who could flip and twist in many directions.. thankfully I can turn a word..
U is for underwear.. I once slept without my underwear because a friend told me it would set me free.. I am not sure what I expected but the following morning I didn't feel free.. I was ten and I had to jump right up when Daddy called and get my underwear on and go to school..
V is for vacation.. I would love to take a real vacation.. no phone?.. no computer?.. Hmm.. maybe not..
W is for wishes.. I still make wishes on falling stars.. the first star.. single stars and birthday candles..
X is for X-rays.. though I have had sonograms 4 times.. I have never had a regular x-ray of my own body... on the other hand I have held my children's hands through a gazillion of them through the years..
Y is for year.. I am another year older.. another year smarter.. and still you ignore my wisdom... silly.. silly you!
Z is for zippers.. my all time favorite pair of jeans had two zippers..and two buttons.. I wore them till they fell apart.. I wish I could find a pair of them now.. they were different even way back then.. it made me feel special to wear them.. now that I'm "almost" old I might want to feel special sometimes..

~ Noah and I...


Shadow Shot Sunday #132 ~

~ The reception table

Macro Flowers Saturday~


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Erik said...

The Max Fuller quote is very powerful on so many levels.

Dieter Moitzi said...

This will sound like a cliché (as well it might, alright) but you're as old as you choose to be. Fortunately, as you have shown, our perception of 'old' grows with us and extends itself. All I wanna say, really felt and coming from my heart: Happy Birthday, and may you live on for many a year. Peace, love & happiness to you from paris!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Chasing shadows here and there,
Chasing shadows everywhere;
Chasing shadows in the park;
Chasing shadows long past dark;
Chasing shadows through the light;
Chasing shadows day and night—
Shadow-chaser, don’t you see?
Shadows were just meant to be!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Prayers

jakill said...

Hope uou are having a happy birthday, Patsy.


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