Observations of an Octogenarian

Give and Take

on July 4, 2016

Two big trips in one month have undone me.
I see in the mirror that aging’s o’er taken me
My bones creak with knowing, my gait is slowing
I certainly have been brought up short.

Mind set on perseverance I plowed ahead
Burned all my energy going the distance
Got home, collapsed and then I asked
Is this really worth it?

The answer calls for creative investment
Spending my energy on what I like best
Expanding, enriching life in my home town
Short travels with family icing on my cake.

5 responses to “Give and Take

  1. Hope you are rested dear xx

  2. I think you often feel like a you need a holiday when you’ve been on a big trip, even if it was supposed to be relaxing 🙂 Glad you’re feeling more rested now.

  3. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks Andrea. The thing is my trips were demanding, though fun. I realize I dread action-packed events and am making adjustments accordingly.

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