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Music and Fire

Age: Music and Fire

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

Into imagination and art

We can be about transposing age into imagination and art.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

Whom does aging serve?

Whom does aging serve?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

You can see from here

What you can see from here
Can it be for the grandchildren
Of some good use?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

Complete →

Complete → Grandchildren

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

Completing larger life

We are about completing a larger life.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 17th, 2018 | No Comments »

Age confirms

Age confirms and fulfills.

:- Doug.

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For fire, I must

For fire, I have to choose.

:- Doug.

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Capture fire

I want to make sense. And capture fire.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 17th, 2018 | No Comments »

An additional generation

We have—we are—an additional generation. This widespread longevity and health presents us the opportunity to fashion elderhood for the good of generations.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 17th, 2018 | No Comments »

Age as a conversation?

Might we approach age as a conversation?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Responsibilities and joys

What are the responsibilities and joys of elderhood?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Shrinking and expanding

This shrinking and expanding is us. Our household is specific and local. Notice: it is and always is us and our.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

The role of affection

It is not about us receiving affection, but for the grandchildren finding and pointing up the role of affection.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

What lasts

The turning point is that as our orbit shrinks economically, it can expand foundationally, in what lasts. In choices. For the oncoming generations. For ourselves in deciding to help.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Hidden in tiny things

There is something hidden in tiny things, seldom noticed: it flows. Perhaps it is affection. Perhaps generativity. It flows downhill.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 15th, 2018 | No Comments »

Weak with tiny orbit

In retirement, in old age, the charge of the corporation, nation, and economy is removed from us. We no longer make decision in millions or hundreds of thousands of Dollars and hundreds of jobs. In what ways then is this a culmination? Mark that it is.

As our concerns and powers reduce to human size, something barely noticed but real opens for us.

We are weak and small with a tiny orbit. We are also agents of generations.

In playing with the grandchildren, in baking cookies, in telling stories, knitting and praying, we are touching the lives of their grandchildren.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 15th, 2018 | No Comments »

Some paths

Help folks find the deeper paths: I have been on some of them; I may not be able to guide; but I can go with to opening.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 15th, 2018 | No Comments »

Land of whispers

Land of breath, wind, and whispers
you’ve opened to me a few of your courses
now I am able to accompany

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 15th, 2018 | No Comments »

Shimmering leaves

Shimmering leaves
flowing wind
our spirits
carry through
one another if

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 15th, 2018 | No Comments »

Not convincing

I need to remember that my task is not to convince people to become elders; more it is to find and encourage those who are, in whatever stage of their elderhood. Inkling, surprised, beginning, advanced: elders help elders.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 14th, 2018 | No Comments »

The age for making a difference

What does it mean to you to fulfill the role of elder? Does it scare you that people might look to you for wisdom? Is it on a pedestal too high? Does the idea lack concreteness? Do you feel left out since you have no grandchildren? Do you know there are as many ways to be elder as there are old people, maybe more? Do you feel the age for making a difference has passed you by? Are you beyond doing, leaning in toward being? Do you know that your years of experience can be of real value to the oncoming generations?

:- Doug.

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Capturing thousands

This eldering won’t leave me alone. I am wrestling over whether it has truth and value. Truth in the sense that there are thousands of ways of being elders; value in the sense of how can we ever capture it all, make it make sense to people?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 14th, 2018 | No Comments »