What we see

Now, what we see can help them see.

:- Doug.

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We dim and blaze

We dim and blaze, go and come, pulsate: we imagine a better world for the grandchildren.

:- Doug.

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Bathe in sunlight

In those houses
Whose solar panels
Heat the water
The people bathe
In sunlight!

:- Doug.

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What to make of our aging?

What to make of our aging?

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1821–What you never dared whisper

Footprints in the Windsm # 1821

What you never
dared whisper
say aloud
your words
come out of
a great heart
your heart
and the great heart
share one beat


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Nuancing our years

Nuancing our years: What (and whom) are we about now?

:- Doug.

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What is this age about?

What is this age about, and whom are we here for?

:- Doug.

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Jumping off point

You are the jumping off point of the generations.

:- Doug.

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At the head of the generations

Now that you stand at the head of the generations, who?

:- Doug.

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Journey in generativity

Begin your journey in generativity.

:- Doug.

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The dreams must skip a generation

The dreams must skip a generation.

:- Doug.

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Up to you

A better world? Up to you.

:- Doug.

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What good are you now?

What good are you now?

:- Doug.

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Will your good live on?

Will your good live on?

:- Doug.

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And then some

All of that…and then some: what are we about after 60?

:- Doug.

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Facial fault lines

Can we use our facial fault lines? James Hillman, in The Force of Character and the Lasting Life, asks “What ethical damage occurs when the faces of elders are rarely on view?” (p 150) If the completed face of the culture is on display in the face of the old, then we’d ought to get our old faces out there. Do character studies. See where we are headed.

:- Doug.

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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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