Aging

This is an annual birthday re-post. Wednesday is my birthday. Thank you all for helping this year be one of the best!

“At times it seems that I am living my life backwards, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles— wrinkles that my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there, and that I had the greatest trouble removing.” —Andre Gide

Aging

So quick another birthday

always a time of reflection

I look back with

a heart so full

my face all deep wrinkles

a road map of memories

 calmer wiser rounder grayer

yet still full of dreams

full of hope

of longing 

still a young girl

behind these old eyes

it seems

“Age should not have it’s face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.” -Ralph B. Perry

About Judy Shreve

Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com
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