A Writer’s Slant on Aging (Gracefully!)

Aging Rhodie

Aging Rhodie

Nature has a way of teaching us. The Rhodie in the picture is preparing the observer to grow old gracefully, vibrantly. The ancient shrub has gnarly joints and brown spots dot its leaves. Its branches are thinning and growing fuzz in places that once were smooth. Yet as spring warms her roots, she puts out her fragile blooms. The color is deep; the petals are soft but strong. Those flowers brighten up a rainy spring day. They bring beauty to the corner where she lives. And she is proud!


About Gerri

I'm in my second career. Besides raising my beautiful family, worked as RN. Now I'm a novelist. Have completed five novels and working on my sixth. Way more fun than nursing! Happy hubby and neurotic cat hang out with me.

Posted on June 13, 2016, in On Writing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Diane Ashbacher

    Sounds familiar. Love it.

  2. Denise Costello

    Very ‘visual’ description of that BEAUTIFUL plant sis, but really I thought u were describing me! LOL

  3. Joan Earnhart

    Poetic, inspiring and beautiful, just like the author!

  4. Just yesterday we heard a fine music lecture by someone the same age as we are: gee, he looked old! Isn’t nature hilarious, giving us poorer eyesight just in the nick of time as we look into the mirror…
    Living in this town of elders, I am constantly amazed at the beauty of minds and imagination, still giving to this world, through the wrinkles and age spots, etc. Still active, with some luck, enjoying many of the same pursuits in nature as much younger folks, just like that rhody.

    • I know as we age, we gain wisdom from our life experiences. But God’s little joke is that he made youth deaf to their elders. It’s good to be a writer, since maybe you can impart some of that wisdom in a good book. 🙂

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