Art

The Pull Of What You Really Love…

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love…Rumi This is one of my recent paintings and I thought the quote by Rumi was apropos for describing my long-delayed return to painting after decades of…

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What can I learn from being older?

“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leave behind”…William Wordsworth   Aging leaves in its wake lessons about being older.  First and foremost, aging adults come to understand that life is hard for everyone. This…

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What Are My Choices In Being Older?

Ever tired. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better…Samuel Becket Aging takes its toll. It is easy to become defeated by losses and setbacks. Withdrawal and isolation are common is a society that venerates youth and sees …

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What’s the big picture of being older?

The years forever fashion new dreams when old ones go. God help the one dream man…Robert Goddard Aging brings with it losses and recovery. This is not a new experience for aging adults who are veterans of life’s give and…

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Inconvenient Eulogy

  Inconvenient Eulogy  by David Solie   Even when things are going your way, Words don’t come easy on funeral day. Mourners turn up with guarded belief, Awaiting your words of pain and grief.   But others arrive with their…

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And Take My Waking Slow….

  The Waking Theodore Roethke (1954) I Wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there…

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The Peace of Wild Things

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a…

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