Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Bravest Wisest Age

A  L  O  H  A !
 Monday in the Pond with George

"I have reached an age when, 
if someone tells me to wear 
socks, I don't have to." 
            Albert Einstein

Einstein was up the road 
at Princeton when I was growing up in that area. Despite his genius, I do recall some people disapproving of  his habit of
not wearing socks. Even as I kid, I wanted to tell them: "He's a genius who's changed our world with his thoughts. What have YOU done with your proper attire?!"
Never did. Wanted too. Thinking about it now, this insight
is what gave me the courage to let my freak flag fly in many ways back in the "Hippie" days. Thank You Einstein!

Oh My Windy Windy Feathers

"How old would you be if you 
didn't know how old you was?" 
             Satchel Paige

Another One in the Books

"Too many people, 
when they get old, 
think that they have to 
live by the calendar." 
                          John Glenn 

US Senator (and pioneering astronaut)
Glenn went on a mission aboard 
the U.S. Space Shuttle at age 77

Here's to senior's.
They've been through a lot!
No one has the experience they've got.
Whoever, wherever; Deserving respect.
Zen like they savor This Minute - Today
with deep courage and gratitude 
just keeping along the way. 

Thank YOU
for walking with
            Fondly, cloudia


Mike said...

Well Satchel, I'd be as old as I am right now. What ever that might be.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that bird - rocking a bad feather day.
And I don't remember when I last wore socks.

biebkriebels said...

So sweet that man and his dog paddle around.

A Cuban In London said...

Paddle, paddle. :-) Beautiful photo.

Greetings from London.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Little did M. Einstein realise that he was starting a trend even way back then 😊 it's more than acceptable to not wear socks with sneakers these days.. he was always ahead of his time!

Cloudia said...

I love each of you! Thanks for your companionable remarks 🎈

Teresa said...

Great post! Let your freak flag fly, Cloudia; you are always so much fun!! I love the dog on the kayak.

William Kendall said...

The dog seems accustomed to the water.

RedPat said...

I love that Satchel Paige quote. My dad thinks that he is 63 and not 95!

Sandi said...

"I have reached an age when,
if someone tells me to wear
socks, I don't have to."
Albert Einstein


Oh, that we would all live so long!

21 Wits said...

Age answer 25 going on 16! Hehehe! Funny thing about those socks, it seems these days no one wears socks any more and certainly not even nylons!

Big Sky Heidi said...

"Don't look back. Something may be gaining on you." -Satchel Paige

Kay said...

Thank you for these perspectives on age. They're very birthday's tomorrow. (And I feel older than usual because I have a cold.)

Cloudia said...

Happy birthday Kay. We can do this together

Cloudia said...


Cloudia said...

Thanks each of you!