Ode to Old When I am old- Really really old- And cannot see - Red balls of rouge- Riding- High on my cheeks, Black lines- Arching- Over my eyes, Gravy stains covering- Yellow flowers- On my good blue dress. When I am old- And cannot see - Will you please do- My grooming for me?
From an essay by Gladys Taber
Family Circle - September 1982
I sat in the sun the other day while the dogs dug up the lawn and thought about work. I wasn’t working. I was just thinking about it. I have found that when I cannot possibly accomplish everything I am supposed to and feel an unbearable pressure---as all homemakers must---if I just stop, life goes better.
I get a good book, make some spiced tea and sit down on my own corner of the sofa or in my favorite lawn chair. I let life settle in around me, and that is the only way I can express it. After 20 minutes or half an hour, I go back to the mechanics of living. AND at days end I am just as far along as if I had not stopped to think.
Another of her thoughts: time for thinking is a gift one can give only to one’s self.
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