A New Normal
Aging & Attitude
Canada Calgary Zoo – Lee Tickett
New Thoughts On Words
Toes that no longer wiggle, giggle or dance when asleep
But cry, some sudden leg syndrome is attacking our feet
Hands that can’t twist to open a door
Or flip pages any more
Kitchen tops decorated with items to not forget
A part of our brain we haven’t used yet
Ridge in thought
Like stiff knees reluctant to bend
Our grey cells will not receive or send
Exhausted and depleted
We long for comfort food
Meatloaf and mash-potatoes
But for the cerebellum it is repeated conversations
So what if we forget to lock a door, a date, the place, a score
We are old, invisible and small
Don’t pester and pest
Close your eyes, envision youth and come with me…. please,
To places we have never been
- Calgary Zoo master plan includes polar bears and pandas (beaconnews.ca)
- Pingu! Calgary Zoo – Lee Tickett (photobotos.com)
LOL, were you writing this to me? I could relate with just about every stanza… Seriously!!! 😄
Susan, Glad you’re laughing, some days I crying about this new normal.
Yes, yes and yes. However, I can remember parts of our youth in Newton.
We did have fun.
I think of days past, everyday.. Play Kick the can as some say!! Eternal youth!!
Marshal, So true!
Amen- sister! But at least we’re still alive to complain. They are many of our friends who did not live long enough to “enjoy” this part of aging. Nan