Posts Tagged ‘Aging

26
Nov
19

‘Things’ changed…

I recall fishing with older gents years ago. Often, I would see them taking breaks, leaving the water, be it a lake or river, to sit and stare. The conditions weren’t particularly harsh. Why were they not fishing at the optimum times?! I would power on hour after hour, catching fish and shaking my head to the fun the older gents were missing.

Those gents are long gone now. Moved on to quieter waters. These days, things have changed. I don’t fish nearly as much. When I do, I put in a half hour or so and then find a place to sit. I smoke my briar, stare at the water, maybe take some photos. My mind is not as energized to fish for hours on end. I am now one of those older gents. Things changed along the way and the urgency isn’t there. I surely enjoy the outdoors, the waters, the imagining of fish and habitat. Yet, a break along the shore is now as good as the throwing a line for hours on end. Now I see.

Oregon Coastal River © SwittersB

07
Oct
19

so damn quick…

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”  Andy Rooney

20
Sep
19

Well Jules…

“It’s not how old you are, its how you are old.” Jules Renard (🙂constantly self-assessing, mumbling to self, making moans from pain, trying to remember something, peeing a lot)

My fanciful side still works

07
Sep
19

Beautiful to me…

“There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair” Daphne du Maurier

05
Sep
19

Memories…

‘By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.’   George Burns

15
Jun
19

optimism of the elder…

“For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
09
Dec
18

past times…

Strive as one may, one’s past times (hobbies/passions) can be relegated to the bin of past times. Life’s struggles, relentless at times, change the mind’s focus and when the pressures let up, not surprisingly those old hobbies seem distant. I have vowed to make every effort, through the Winter doldrums, to prepare for fly fishing, fly tying, photographing the garden, just plain getting out to reconnect. Inertia sets in and the mind seems to retreat to a lazy state. 

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