Minds become supple

As bodies become stiff
our minds become supple

:- Doug.

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Remember how it will be

For us, elders can remember how it will be.

:- Doug.

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Flash now and again

Many have a facet or two of eldering; they flash now and again. Fewer have a constellation of surfaces by which we are given to see your brilliance.

:- Doug.

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Thrust upon us

Eldering is a choice sometimes thrust upon us: a non choice.

:- Doug.

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Beyond aging

Eldering is beyond aging.

:- Doug.

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We heal

Do we need someone to heal us, or more, someone to tell us it is OK being broken? We are all broken. We heal. We help each other become more whole. Never healed nor fully whole. So get up and get on with it.

:- Doug.

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Clearing eyes

We see not through dimming eyes but clearing.

:- Doug.

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Mist-ifying!

Elders are mist-ifying!

:- Doug.

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No terminus

Elder is a term of respect (see again) as contrasted with elderly, a pejorative. It is also a term of development, not a terminus or end point.

:- Doug.

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We are wind!

In your wind we are wind
blown to be!
In your thunder we are thunder
startled to be!

:- Doug.

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Storm! Freshen! Commingle!

Come to me, wind!
Blow through and around!
Storm! Freshen! Commingle!

:- Doug.

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Etherealizing:

Across the stages, elders are etherealizing: getting larger and more capacious until they are indistinguishable from the mystery.

:- Doug.

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They define

Elders are not defined by age, they define.

:- Doug.

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Given 300 years to

I’ve been given 300 years to do my work.

:- Doug.

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To see twice

Most in our society use “elderly” as a pejorative. Don’t use the word. Remember, elder is someone to respect: to see twice.

:- Doug.

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Talk a little, meet a lot

Talk a little, meet a lot
Talk a little, meet a lot
Meet meet meet

:- Doug.

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What is an elder?

What is an elder? Guide and guardian, story-teller and time traveler, grandparent and grandchild, long thought thinker and tough question asker, present to you, mystery, and grace.

:- Doug.

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Reach for embrace

Loving is: expanding our reach for embrace.

:- Doug.

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Inserted generation

Elders are the inserted generation.

:- Doug.

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No islands:

No islands: we belong
to those around, past, future,
far, farther, human, other

:- Doug.

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Develop or decline?

Develop or decline?

:- Doug.

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A center, germ, meeting

The rings widen
There is still
A center, a germ, a meeting

:- Doug.

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Flows

God flows.

:- Doug.

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