Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Algebra of Aging

A   L   O   H   A  !

It Was a Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra on Grooveshark


" The struggle of life
 is one of our greatest 
blessings. 
It makes 
us patient, sensitive,
 and Godlike. 
It teaches us
 that although 
the world is full 
of suffering,
 it is also full
 of the overcoming 
of it. "
 
 Helen Keller













" Life's meaning 
can't be known
 by customary
 thought patterns, 
but by 
experience.  "
 
 Albert Einstein





















 " Dignity; the sunlight of aging. "

Persian proverb



 <(-'.'-)>

One's 50th year
is a milestone.

It takes a whole lot
of living,

one's rise
(descent?)
from childhood,

it takes
in fact
Half a Century.

One looks back
in wonder.

One thinks it:
"Half-way"
And prepares
for another
40 or 50
Summers.

Then age 60
beckons:
a brief 10 years!

Suddenly
geometry speaks
plainer.

No second rise,
but a plateau
clung to.

Though the Self,
the Soul,
the Person
yet rise,

the province of
the body,
dances the dance
of all
things.


Finally
-finality-
dances quite 
away.

Good bye - good bye
all we took so light
(our due)
hello hello
we know not what,
hoping it to be
another go.



Thanks for visiting!
                          Warmly,
cloudia


23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

that heller keller quote is so true....suffering and overcoming...suddenly geometry speaks plainer, smiles...ha...yes, i can see that...

aloha from va

Giga said...

Zdjęcia i pierwszy cytat są wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
Photos and the first quote is great. Yours.

Erika said...

I like the first quote very much.
Have a good life, dear Cloudia!
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Charles Gramlich said...

THat is true, that though the world is full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming of it. I need to keep that in mind.

Teresa said...

I like the Albert Einstein quote. Does this mean Happy Birthday, Cloudia?

Joop Zand said...

Good quotes Cloudia and lovely colored pictures.

Greetings, Joop

Karen S. said...

Your words and pictures, so pleasing to the senses. Each time I read a Hellen Keller quote-I think a person could teach the meaning of life through her eyes! Enjoy the rest of your life-the best is yet to come- Karen

TexWisGirl said...

i wish i could adopt helen keller's attitude.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful quotes Cloudia and beautiful colored pictures.

Myrna R. said...

Love your words. I can certainly relate. This thing called aging is quite interesting. (Is it your birthday? Have a happy one is so.)

John McElveen said...

The Law of Attraction works--and I'm attracted here by the Spiritual Growth I gain!

You are a Blessing!


J

Beach Bum said...

I'm pushing 50 myself but my wife continues to say I act like I'm 12.

Windsmoke. said...

Quote by Albert Einstein is spot on.

LOLfromPasa said...

I just love reading the thoughts you select for us ,each day. Very grounding and inspiring, as ever. Thank you. Wonderful photo of the beach too :).

Friko said...

Numbers are arbitrary, what counts is the way the days behind the numbers are filled.

Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing both the wisdom and your beautiful images.

Cloudia said...

No, not a birthday - thanks just the same.

Friko said it!

Love EACH of YOU - Thanks so much

magiceye said...

That was so beautiful!

Peace!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!

The Elephant's Child said...

Both Friko and you are wise, wise beyond any numbers. Thank you.

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing quotes and pics, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Anonymous said...

Keep ahold of the little girl inside! I keep trying to be goofy and avoid aging, but I can't find all that wisdom everyone talks about. I will ponder who pulled what over the fresh sand with one long mark at a diagonal: a flying gull dragging a foot after an all night party? DrumMajor

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely, the beautiful pictures, especially the third ine, in blue, superb.

Dr. Russell Norman Murray said...

Once again some very good 'orange and blue' colour clouds and sky.