A bridge forms a connection between two things. Age can be represented as bridges in our lifetime. Certain ages connect who we are to whom we will become.
Steven Minardi ( photographer )
In a lifetime if you are giving the blessing of living past your sixties. ( I lost my father when he was 62) you most certainly have crossed quite a few bridges.
Age 13 moves you from childhood to teenage years
Age 18 moves you from teenage to adulthood years
Age 40 moves you onto a path they call midlife years
Age 50-60 moves you onto a path of retirement years
Age can be represented as bridges in our lifetime. A bridge forms a connection between two things. Aww the teenage years, for my generation and above that meant a little more responsibility. A time to still have a little youthful fun and show your parents the beginnings of being an adult. Then you close your eyes and the bridge changes to adulthood. Adulthood for some it meant college, for some it means serving our country and possibly seeing war time. For others myself included it meant raising the next generation also known as your parents grandchildren.
Then you blink your eyes and the big forty arrives. This bridge is a lot bigger to some than that bridge from childhood to adulthood. This bridge is where you begin to look back on past bridges and begin to attempt to figure out just who you are and what you have become. Are you happy with the answers or how do you improve yourself. Remember no one can change anyone except for themselves.
Then all of a sudden you awaken from a nap and your on a bridge for fifties and above, the very bridge your parents once crossed. Your now the grandparents, your the one talking about retirement or worse yet allowing some wrong lifetime decisions send you straight to the Dr. for unwanted news. Are you prepared to cross this bridge? Will you stop and repair the pieces? I sure hope so.
In conclusion a bridge connects two things and Age is our way of moving from bridge to bridge through our lifetime. Enjoy whatever age you are, and hold your head high if your currently crossing a bridge.
STANDING IN THE SNOW It’s falling from the sky, It’s cold coming down, Raining upon me, I don’t make a sound. I’m here alone under the Winter night sky, Around me a white blanket, no warmth does it give. No leaves have my branches, naked in the wind, I’ve stood for many seasons, this is […]
What a winter we are facing!!!! Cold may not even explain the way it feels outside.
Yesterday morning, It finally hit in the 60’s and I escaped to the beach for a short walk. It was chilly and windy but what a Beautiful site to see on the lake.I wantedto spend much more time watching and exploring but expecting bad weather to return chased me quickly back to my vehicle. Shortly after this walk, and returning home from taking my daughter home. The temperature began to drop and low and behold this morning it was a 47 degree drop. Woke up to 15 degrees.
Let me know how your winter is going? Have you found a day to escape?
The word Relict is a mid-15th Century Old French word for “Widow”. 1. Is there a right age to be a relict?
2. Did you take the vow,“to death do us part serious?”
3. Companionship; yes or no? How soon?
Is there a right age to be a relict?
Well I assume any widow left behind will say no, although most are in their 60’s or 70’s by the time this season comes along. My Mom had just turned 60 years old when that season happened to her 42 year marriage. That was almost 12 years ago now. I see groups of widows in restaurants at times and they seem as if their doing well. If you talk to one alone she usually says staying busy helps. I myself only 50 years old at this time gets very angry at the thought of NOT enjoying retirement and facing these thoughts of being left behind!
Did you take the vow, ” to death do us part ” serious?
I was a very young bride and although I took all of my vows seriously, way back then I gave no thought to the vow, ” to death do us part ” when your young I guess you don’t think about your spouse passing away. Most people my age are on second and third marriage. At times I am not sure why we are still together.
What about you the reader? Where do you stand on these thoughts?
Companionship; yes or no? How soon?
Honestly I have not decided my answers. I have met several type of people the past couple years. Yet not sure how I feel about this situations.
Please share some thoughts or experience!
Have you entered the season of being a widow?
1. Is there a right time to be a Relict?
2. Did you take the vow “to death do us part” serious ?
The life of a caregiver can be isolating to say the least. You want to stay positive and wear a smile, because folks don’t want to know the true thoughts that run through your mind on the bad days.
Imagine for a moment your walking next to me by the lake where I sometimes get to go for prayer and answers. You notice after those prayers that a bird follows the path ahead of you by landing on each sign. Well it happened just that way and all I could wonder is how quirky it was to tell someone you felt a Bird was Waiting for you.
Falling for Fall isn’t that a catching thought? Most people may not think about falling for a season, but I have for many years. As I gaze out the window by my desk or sneak away to the lake I see a burst of my favorite colors everywhere. If you enter my home which is now a Cozy Condo in October you will see those colors everywhere, including deer, and foxes and such scattered among my decorations. Falling for Fall includes sitting by warm fireplaces, wearing hoodies and preparing baked goods.
please share in the comments which season you Fall for and maybe why? I look forward to the different reasons!