When you own your oldness?

What can you do for society when you own your oldness?

:- Doug.

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Your face is a gift

Your face is a gift to the grandchildren.

:- Doug.

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Years are for sorting

Elder years are for sorting
The less important from the more
A time for poets and grandchildren
A time to be poets and playmates

:- Doug.

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Meaning finding

Aging is meaning making, meaning finding.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1820–not entitled to the silence

Footprints in the Windsm # 1820

You’re not entitled to the silence you want, only the silence you get.


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Nor teachers nor libraries

Elders less teach knowledge than ways
Less are libraries of the culture
than shapers, refiners, redirectors

:- Doug.

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Full maturity

Our longevity is necessary to bring humanity’s offering to full maturity.

:- Doug.

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O saggy craggy elder

O saggy craggy elder
what gift do you have for us?

:- Doug.

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Savory Questions:

Savory Questions: Toward the 300-year Grandchild-Elder

:- Doug.

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Now for you

Friend, it is now for you.

:- Doug.

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We learn when we assimilate

We’ve gone the course; we learn when we assimilate: this is the place of the end of the course, the setting out.

:- Doug.

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Slow questions:

Slow questions: savoring inquiries of age for the grandchildren.

:- Doug.

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Age re-sees, questions

Wisdom is what youth sees in age. Age re-sees and questions.

:- Doug.

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Growing into age

We are growing into age, growing in age.

:- Doug.

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Folding rolling

Bohm uses implicate order, Hillman refers to involution of aging. Same image: folding, rolling. Which is advanced, folding or unfolding? We fold the dough to propagate the leaven. You: leaven.

:- Doug.

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Gravy the primal force

Gravy is one of the primal forces of the universe—or at least of Grandmas.

:- Doug.

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Write out my death

Write out my death.

:- Doug.

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Only a closed door?

What theme, better, what questions? Who is a grandchild that we should do something for her or him? What is the positive growth in aging? What else is dementia about and can we know? Do we only see dementia as a living death, a door that is closed?

:- Doug.

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Thinking congealed

Thoughts are thinking congealed.

:- Doug.

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Oddity or edges?

Is the growth of the elders about oddity? Or edges?

:- Doug.

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Put your memories into poetry

Put your memories into poetry
—you might just mean anew

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1819–More than telling stories

Footprints in the Windsm # 1819

Storytelling is more than telling stories. It is your why that matters. If you are doing it for your own reminiscing, if you are doing it out of love for your hearers, whatever reason is yours, your hearers will know. They will be bored in one instance, love you back in another. Get your why on straight and you will make a difference for someone.


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Fast thought

Fast thought is yet thought: a long way from thinking.

:- Doug.

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