Aging Gracefully??

I wish I knew what that meant, to age gracefully. Honestly, I think this is meant for the 1%-ers who actually look better as they get older, who gain an almost unfathomable aura of regal-ness, those fortunate few who look glorious in their golden years with wafts of soft, elegant white hair and refined wrinkles (not too many, mind you!) […]

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One last goodbye…

My much-beloved aunt is dying.  We are all here, at the hospital, gathering, fussing, hovering.  We have come from near and far because of our intense love for this force of a woman and because we cannot fathom that she is actually leaving us.  For as long as I can remember, my aunt has been the glue that holds this […]

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Letting go

My mother is 83 years old.  She weighs 75 pounds this week, 7 lbs less than she did five days ago.  Her doctor has said that at 60 pounds, her organs would begin to shut down , so any sudden weight loss means an immediate trip to the ER.  Over the past five years, my poor mother has been in […]

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Gather no moss….

It’s a simple enough concept, this idea of “settling down”.  It’s what we humans do, is it not?  When we come into this world, all brand spankin’ new, pink and chubby, and all seemingly bearing a remarkable resemblance to Winston Churchill, we are the products of our parent’s path into settling down, raising a family, and becoming one with their […]

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