Tag Archives: Aging

A journal of the day: Betty!

by cheri There she is two years ago picking olives for us. My mother-in-law Betty is 91 1/2 -years-young and still living independently in her home, a two-story. Although she confesses to moving  more slowly and skipping her afternoon walk … Continue reading

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A journal of the day: posture

by cheri Annie Oakley, whom I intend to paint, could hold and shoot a shotgun while riding a horse. I can barely hold my 20 gauge shotgun for 2 minutes without feeling pressure on my back. Even in her older … Continue reading

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Older

by cheri sabraw Older means there was time before and there will be time after. Older is not Oldest. Older can also mean a general sappiness in which you find your eyes misting up over a little fawn crossing the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dinah

by cheri Today is Dinah’s 9th birthday. My has time gone by. As with all of us who move through the continuum, she is aging. Her girth is wider. She must eat at very specific times or she pesters. Some … Continue reading

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How to live a real life, revisited

by cheri block sabraw Five years have passed since I wrote How to Live  a Real Life, the post that every year since has been read  more than any other post I have ever written. Upon revisiting this post this … Continue reading

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The Frog Princes

by cheri sabraw Since my mother died, it’s been a reflective several months for me. I have thought a great deal about aging but more about vitality–how to keep it and nourish it. This evening, the glorious rain that has … Continue reading

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An earthquake of years

by cheri sabraw In my walk around a little beach community where we have a tiny house, I am amused by all of those old folks feeding birds. Some of those old folks, in their retirement, have taken up bird-house building. … Continue reading

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Alonzo’s Mirror (7)

by cheri block Alonzo saw, in his mirror, a young virile dragon with bright golden eyes, orbs surrounded by firm blue skin and symmetrical scales.  Not a blemish on his nose, not a scar on his cheek, not a bag … Continue reading

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