Today my writing prompt said “What do you want to be when you get older & why?”
Well, I’m pushing the 60 + age group and I’m still wondering about who I want to be when I get older. That should tell you something about who I am. I believe we are living in a constant state of learning. The key is to stay open and flexible to all life brings towards you, after all there are teachable moments in those times. Who I want to be is a greater, wiser, lovelier, kinder person. I want to be the face of wisdom, the rock of Gibraltar, the mother of compassion. All I have to figure out is when will I recognize that I am old. What is the age or time that speaks STOP your old now! Will it be when my body gives out, when the ambulance is called or when my children no longer come to see me? I really don’t know, but until that time I will continue on my hero’s journey of self discovery and pick the flowers, turn over the rocks, bath in the Lake and close my eyes so my ears can hear the waterfall. I will remember to write again on my 140th birthday and let you know how I made out.