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
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!
“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” Pearl S. Buck
Would you share the tale?
Youth left dead, Newtown’s sorrow
Left forever young…
Could we strive to heal?
Our fragmented images
And skip the fountain…
Would you take a sip?
Of the elixir of youth
Or age gracefully…?
What is the point of pursuing the fountain of youth instead of growing old gracefully and being grateful we made it to old age? I Know. It’s none of my business. A nip here and a tuck there to “freshen the look” is common place, but do we need to be so fixated on staying youthful? I wish we didn’t. What are your thoughts?
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting…I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: We want what we can’t have and forget to applaud what we do have… Gratitude keeps us youthful.
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