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Larry
post Feb 18 09, 10:42
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Wrinkles are time's gifts
The footprints of its passage
Erased by death's winds


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post Feb 18 09, 17:16
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Hi Larry,

What an interesting way to look at wrinkles!! You must see them as badges of honor. Very positive outlook! Quite profound ideas! No nits from me today.

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post Feb 18 09, 18:11
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Larry, very nice senyru, not sure that wrinkles are a gift...lol. But as Peggy said an interesting way to look at them.
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post Feb 19 09, 01:00
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Hi Peggy & Steve,

Thanks for dropping in for a read and comment. As far as looking at wrinkles in this way, please consider that they are "Time's" gifts. If you don't spend enough time in this mortal plane, ya don't git 'em! This Senyru is really a tribute to the fact that wrinkles are indeed a sign of time's passage and should be looked at as much a symbol of wisdom as white hair or bushy eyebrows over a pair of twinkling (but knowing) eyes. We are all, if we live long enough, going to have them so instead of having face lifts until you wind up with a belly button as a dimple on your chin; cherish them as a sign that you made it through another year without having dirt thrown in your face. The final line is saying "Time's up!". Death is not only the great equalizer, it is also the best plastic surgeon as it smooths and wipes out all evidence of time's passage.

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post Feb 19 09, 04:08
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Bring on the wrinkles! Now if I can pass on the arthritis and failing eyesight I'll be a happy woman. lol I like the depth and positive outlook on aging.

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Wrinkles are time's gifts
The footprints of its passage
Erased by death's winds.

Perfectly composed Larry. A precise summing up of the marks of Time, upon the face.
I tend to regard my own wrinkles as 'Life's' gifts.
Someone once said that by the time you are sixty - you will have the face you have earned.
Of course, all that has changed. Nowadays, by the time they are sixty - it is possible for people have the face they can afford. The winds of Time, and Life are diverted - for a while.
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post Feb 20 09, 12:27
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Hi Merle & Leo,

Thanks for the read and the comments. Merle, I know about the poor eyesight but have yet to experience arthritis even though I'm nearly 63. Perhaps it is because I use my hands quite a bit in my gardening and writing and that has warded off the onset of that painful disease. Leo, I don't have sufficient funds to cover elective facial reconstruction so I'll just keep my wrinkles and gray hair and be glad that I'm still alive to appreciate them.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy



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post Feb 25 09, 18:07
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Larry:

Very nice Senyru. I kept getting the mental image of seashore with waves eliminating foot prints. Nicely done.

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Profound, beautifully written thoughts here, Larry...wow....But you made me laugh with your comment:

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We are all, if we live long enough, going to have them so instead of having face lifts until you wind up with a belly button as a dimple on your chin; cherish them as a sign that you made it through another year without having dirt thrown in your face.


I can also relate to Robin's wish about Time allowing us to 'pass' the pain and failing eyesight of age.... geez.

For my part, I'm terrified of all surgery, including dental, so I'll not be having any but the absolutely necessary surgery to stay alive!

Your positive attitude echoes the respect shown for the elderly by Japanese & Chinese civilizations (tho' they've been slightly 'contaminated' by various western ideas..). Maybe the global crisis will change that, no money for any luxuries!

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