On Growing Old


From ULYSSES, by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,–
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

One comment

  • Thank You Marty warms me up we had a big storm move in last night the days where you feel like Mary Poppins when you open the umbrella! if it does not fold inside out :-O – Dave
    You got it not yield if the foundation – the wisdom of the spirit keepers and those who have taught us!

    (Remember to appreciate and honor the people you have walked the path with, and those before you, the tree of life grows slow and sure, it to has weathered the storms, like a break wall protects it’s coves ships, for there lies my foundation of my tree, on the land and ocean. 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Sharing here from a site I also venture too for solace quoted:

    “New post on Living In The Spiral
    Tips to Myself
    by Glenn Simmons

    I’m in a season now where I think about things I wouldn’t have in the past. Like health, longevity, time, and what I’ll leave in the hearts and souls of my children, family and friends. Here is a quick list of things I’m pretty sure of! Not an exhaustive list for sure but also not a bad place for me to begin. This is my list, but I’m hopeful something in there will be a reflective point for you as well. Tips and daily reminders to myself. I really need them !

    *The fewer keys on your key ring the happier you’ll be

    *Music, art and athletics have done more to bring the world together and bridge gaps than any government or religion- Thanks in part to my friend Paul

    *Don’t take yourself so seriously!

    *If man weren’t progressive then we wouldn’t have the wheel or air condition. I’m comforted by progression

    *Don’t be an asshole- Thanks Willie Nelson

    *Live barefoot as much as possible

    *Definitions or describing something can never touch the experience of something

    *Keep wonder alive

    *There’s always another way to do something….your way ! Thanks Waylon Jennings

    *The Creator is and has always been inside you

    *Remember the ones that say they have all the answers on something, rarely do

    *Man is just a part of the circle. Not the top of anything

    *Be intentional

    *Celebrate those who dance. Those of us that don’t are simply jealous- Thanks Tamra

    *Be good to yourself…..Aloha


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