myself, the elder

in only 20 years, i will be 83. an old woman. that is not very far away…and as i write, i realize i am already there. i am who i will be, even then.

this has been a very powerful write, a time for reflection and awareness. another testament to the power of the written word, working in my soul.

prompt: write a letter to your older or younger self…describe how you are feeling. ask old/younger self questions. explain yourself.   http://inkypath.com/programs

third week of writing

dearest anne,

myself, the elder, are you seen and loved and known and held?
i weep to know the sorrow and longing ~ but kindly, look not back with regret or despair
see the shining strands of silver, shimmering with beauty
feel the deep creases and wrinkles, marking you with wisdom

i weep to know the sorrow and longing ~ but kindly, look not back with regret or despair
resilience, rising up with the strength of first light
feel the deep creases and wrinkles, marking you with wisdom
years peel away pretence

resilience, rising up with the strength of first light
see the shining strands of silver, shimmering with beauty
years peel away pretence
myself, the elder, are you seen and loved and known and held?

with the deepest of respect and love,
anne

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