OLD AGE

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

Photo Prompt for Week #27 – 2016

Shoes

https://pixabay.com/en/light-paint-leather-boot-boot-shoe-316067/

OLD AGE

“Mom, there’s grandpa’s shoes, but where is he?”

“He’s sitting on the porch, John.”

“Grandpa, I have a school assignment I need your help with.”

“I’ll be happy to help you, John.”

“I need you to tell me how you feel about old age.”

“Ha! Ha! John, you came to the right person!”

“With age, I’ve become more kind to myself and less critical.  I don’t chid myself for eating extra desserts, being messy, or being extravagant sometimes.”

“I get great pleasure just sitting and watching the sun set or rise and feel the wind in my face.”

“I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turn gray and to have my youthful laugh’s be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. “

“I care less of what other people think and I don’t question myself anymore.”

“I like being old.  I feel free, and I like the person I have become.  I won’t waste my time mourning what could have been or worrying about what will be.”

“I know I am sometimes forgetful, but some of life is just as well forgotten, and I eventually remember the important things.”

Words (195)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

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