Tag Archive | aging

Be Yourself “The Personal Things”

Struck me as wonderful work…….Affirming be who you are…


Sweet Memory

We saw the movie The Iron Lady last night. Meryl Streep was amazing.  Margaret Thatcher was one of my role models for how to be a strong woman and a person of conviction that stands her ground and births change. The choice of showing her in older senile years remembering her life in flashback seemed demeaning. And yet- we might all get there someday.

So this poem …..Memory  by Thomas B. Aldrich  (from my Father’s collected poem book)
My mind lets go a thousand thing, Like dates of wars and deaths of kings,
And yet recalls the very hour- ‘Twas noon by yonder village tower,
And on the last blue noon in May- The wind came briskly up this way,
Crisping the brook beside the road; Then, pausing here, set down its load
Of pine-scents, and shook listlessly Two petals from that wild-rose

The picture is painted on the side of the El Chapala restaurant in Asheville.