Tag Archives: aging

Where Snow Angels Hadn’t Yet Tread

Sparkling on the snow of another morning’s light were crystals of hope awaiting her hand to hold. She knelt in the white where snow angels hadn’t yet tread and grasped the life opportunity she thought she’d lost. Breathing in the … Continue reading

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Other People’s Memories

She’d tried it for awhile, living on other people’s memories, other children playing in their yards, other parents holding their children tight. Those other recollections, though, carried her to other places best avoided, until she recognized the self-deceit they planted … Continue reading

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Reinventing Herself

In a night when the air was crisp, the moon full, and the leaves gathering she saw her future, not because it’d appeared, but because she’d made it happen. It was the end, not of an aging life, but a … Continue reading

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Elation

The depth she’d found inside made her all the more alive. Elation. It burst forth from every pore, promising there was more, for no matter what they said outside she’d not die before her time. She smiled and skip past … Continue reading

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With Age Brings

He was a man —not a real man— searching for his next twenty year-old, spurning the old woman younger than him before he’d learned her name. What a waste, though probably not, for her decision was made years before, that … Continue reading

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Reunion with Herself

Hurtling through space and time, running from herself, chasing beckoning illusions promising nothing but promises. Stumbling, staggering, age slowing her steps allowed her to look around, to catch up with herself. Bent and breathing hard, she straightened her spine and … Continue reading

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Clever

If and whenever, thinking herself endowed with clever, discovering the truth was more bitter than lies, the threadbare she owned was but rusted metal, the sword she was impaled upon. What they didn’t know, what her mind outside didn’t show, … Continue reading

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Awareness

Gentled soul, strengthened heart, a natural elixir quieting the trauma that came before, awareness coming to life, each tendon, each muscle, each joint flexed… awareness bringing balance. Quiet practice gifting to the self, each time giving back, treasured asanas for … Continue reading

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Lines of Time

She traced the line, wondering how so many years fit inside, some moments faded, some jaded, some protecting her heart from those cutting deep enough to leave a line, her line, a line that defined all she’d come to be. … Continue reading

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