Friday, December 20, 2013

Aging


  I am a lucky person: I have the privilege of working with seniors. My interaction with them inspired me to write this poem that was published by Gadfly Online today.
  Gadfly Online is an award winning publication that was pronounced "eccentric, odd and eclectic" by the Washington Post.
  Enjoy the read.

22 comments:

  1. "the mind molds its own spring

    through words and vivid images,"


    Nice line.

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    1. It certainly molds its own spring, Richard.
      Thank you.

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  2. Hi Julia .. the elderly have so much to offer us and remind us of things .. the brain keeps us young at heart ... happy a Happy Christmas and then 2014 - cheers Hilary

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    1. They do, Hilary. I am thankful for having chosen this path.

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  3. Congratulations on getting it published - I'll go take a look.

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  4. A lovely poem on aging, Julia! I think it reflects a deep understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of the aging process. I especially love “archetypes and broken dreams, winters and autumns…through words and vivid images, the dance of the years shaping the meaning of them.” Just beautiful and I could envision a person dancing through the years of his or her life. Love the picture you chose here too. Congrats on getting another one of your wonderful poems published!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging feedback, my friend.
      I am glad to know you enjoyed it.

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  5. Happy Christmas!
    Thank you for all your visits! Always very appreciated :-)

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    1. Same here, Angelika.
      I look forward to your pictures.

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  6. Wow. Lovely poem, Julia. So lyrical and flowing and replete with wonderful images. Congrats on having it published.

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    1. Thank you for reading it, Elizabeth. I appreciate your feedback.
      Merry Christmas. I hope 2014 will be a remarkable year for you and I look forward to our interactions.

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  7. Have a terrific holiday season!!

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    1. Merry Christmas and happy New Year, JJ.

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  8. Nice. congratulations on your big accomplishments.

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    1. Thank you, Lady Lilith. Merry Christmas.

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  9. Hi Julia - thanks for coming by for the 50 States of Prayer postings ...

    Blessings to you - and enjoy the festive times ... we have to be hopeful don't we .. with thoughts - Hilary

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    1. We have to be hopeful, Hilary.
      Thank you for your blog visit, dear.
      Merry Christmas.

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  10. Happy Christmas, Julia. It's a lovely poem. Congratulations on having it published.

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    1. Thank you for reading it, Sharon.
      I'm glad you had the chance to read it.
      Merry Christmas... Let's hope 2014 will be a year of joy, peace and inspiration. I hope all your writing projects are going well.
      Stay well.

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