Thursday, July 7, 2011

When I'm 95

If, when I'm 95, I'm still:

  • Writing 
  • Reading
  • Listening to audio books
  • Taking an interest in world affairs
  • Championing the cause of women, indigenous populations and refugees
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • And enjoying the company of good friends

 Then please visit me

  • Join me in a good Irish whiskey
  • Or a  cuppa
  • Or a cafe latte

So we can talk about the books we have read, what we are writing, what the world is doing to our planet and anything else that comes into our heads.

But if I have spent the last ten years making excuses for why I can't do things

  • Why I can't use the remote control on the television
  • Why I can no longer read
  • Why I can't visit with anyone who might be sicker than me
  • Why I can't participate in any activities in which I won't be the centre of attention 

Then don't visit me because all I'll be able to talk about is:

  • How ill I am
  • How my hands hurt when I write or knit
  • How I am unable to learn how to use the remote control on the television, put my hearing aids in my ears or do up buttons
  • How my back ache is worse than anyone else's backache
  • How bad the food is
  • How much difficulty I have eating, walking, sleeping and just about everything else 

If I can only greet the people who still care about me with a litany of misery then for God's sake put me out of my misery.


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  2. Great post! I hope when I am 95 I am still taking part in the hobbies I love now- and maybe adding some new one to the mix! I don't want to sit around and complain all day and not "live". If we keep these things in mind- itmight be easier for us to achieve!