Sometimes magnetic poetry is sort of like an Ouija Board…
(Not that I spend a lot of time playing with Ouija Boards. Even though they are supposed to be a harmless parlor game I was warned by my adolescent friends that they were a tool of Satan and I’m not big on tempting demonic possession since the movies I saw about it scared me. No, I learned about Ouija Boards by watching a forgettable movie called “Only You” wherein Marisa Tomei spends half her life looking for her soul mate because of a Ouija Board rigged by her brother—but I digress).
Anyway my magnetic poetry occasionally seems to pull thoughts out of thin air and not necessarily my own.
How softly did the young passions,
The brilliant desires sweet as life
Smear into roiled liquid;
Decay into soiled puddles
To become absurd questions
And surreal dreams already gone.
The above is not my present view of life. It may HAVE been at that point where I realized I was turning forty and I would probably never climb the
Matterhorn or become a wing
No, my view of life is a lot less depressing. In fact at the present I have a pretty positive outlook. I’ve made it to grandma status, my arms and legs still work and I don’t miss at all the parts of my brain that have gone missing or into overload. And since I can’t depend on my brain--and I don’t care--I will share with you some other peoples’ philosophies about being a senior in the final years of the school of life.
“Learn the things you love doing. If you really want to do them; you’d better do them. Have it now. Have it often so when you’re on your death bed there will be less regrets.” Nora Ephron 1941-2012
For 21 more great Nora Ephron quotes on life go here. http://www.buzzfeed.com/amyodell/nora-ephrons-21-best-quotes-on-love-life-and-de
“When we recognize that we don’t have all the time in the world, we see our priorities more clearly--
Live in the moment
Know what’s important
Invest in sure things
Savor life” Laura Carsten
“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through space.” Joe Rogan