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Haiku: Forever Young…

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” Sophia Loren

Haiku: Forever Young... The Fountain of Youth by Lucas Cranach

Haiku: Forever Young… The Fountain of Youth by Lucas Cranach

Would you take a sip?
Frozen visage, Guileless face
Sweet fountain of youth…

Would you run the risk?
Numbness, necrosis, death mask
For a youthful look…

Would you consider?
Laughter lines, wrinkled life signs
Or Dorian Gray‘s life…

Given the events of the last several days, it was hard to decide what direction to take and what would be an appropriate response to this prompt. We want to live long but not look old. We want to stay young but not die young. We claim back our youth by using our lotions, potions and surgical procedures… I kept flashing back to my youth when I couldn’t wait to “grow up.” Then I think of children who die and never get to grow up… How do we reconcile both?  More below!

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