Another recent epiphany happened when we were visiting the grands. We were looking at old photos and they asked who those people in the photo were. When I answered me and Grampy, they stopped and seriously looked at us. They are much too polite to say anything but you can see their brain saying "no way". You know you are older, you know you look older, but you don't realize how different you look to those who have only seen you as older. In my mind I'm not as old as the calendar says. I still think I'm the age my daughter is now. I know that's not possible but that's what my mind tells me. The mirror and my body say something else. The years fly by in the blink of an eye.
2012 was a pretty adventuresome year for us. I became an aimless wanderer writing Aimless Ramblings. Along the way we have made many changes, had lots of laughs, seen some great new places, visited with family and friends, met some fantastic new people and experienced great personal loss. But we've survived. Pretty well actually, considering we're together, along with a crotchety old cat, 24/7 in a 32' feet of space. We've had some rough spots but not many.
2013 - already thirteen years into the new millenium. Wonder what changes this new year will bring? Resolutions anyone?
I hope for better things for the world during this next year. It would be wonderful if we could all learn to accept each other's idiosyncracies, without judgment, and just live and let live. Do I think it will happen? Unfortunately, the answer is NO, but I'm a sunny girl and I think if we each tried just a little it might happen someday. One day at a time, one step at a time. Everyone would benefit from this one resolution.
" Everytime you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a
prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future"Deepak Chopra