I am shifting gears for this post. I have been reading the book: “The Gift of Years” by Joan Chittister. It is a wonderful book. I am looking at this phase of my life with loving eyes. I am eager for what lies ahead. So, I am feeling all sweet inside about aging. I turn 65 in August which means I go on Medicare. I have wanted that since insurance for the self employed has been really really expensive. So…
My husband bought a new/used motorcycle. It is a lovely bike for traveling. We went out for a putt on Sunday. Within a few miles of our house this young girl is leaning out of her car yelling, “you two are so cute. I am going to take your picture.” She proceeded to take several pictures and drove off. I was amazed. Apparently we look old. Apparently our gray hair is a sign of this. Oh- she also was waving the peace sign at us. Yes, we are from the 60’s and the hippy peace movement.
I cannot tell you how this amazed me. I still feel like the young woman who did wave the peace sign in the 60’s. How could someone see me as old? It doesn’t matter, but I tell you, it is a surprise.
I see this as the time of life where I become the teacher. It is the time of life where I live the wisdom I have worked so hard to collect. I truly don’t care much about the things I used to and care very much about how to be a more forgiving, loving presence.
I had to share this because it made me laugh. It really helped me looking at my “gift of years” and how I want to use them.