As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Monday, December 05, 2005

When I am Old

A friend sent this to me --she knows me well
Thanks Joan !!!
When I am old... I will wear soft gray sweatshirts... and a
bandana over my silver hair... and I will spend my social
security checks on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen
to my dogs breathing.I will sneak out in the middle of a
warm summer night and take my dogs for a run,
if my old bones will allow...
When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show
them my dogs... and talk of them and about them...
the ones so beloved of the past and the ones so beloved of today...
I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping and
feeding them and whispering their names in a soft loving
way. I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat,
like a jewel, and I will be an embarrassment to all... especially
my family... who have not yet found the peace in
being free to have dogs as your best friends...
These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your
footfall... and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound
sleep, to greet you as if you are a God, with warm eyes
full of adoring love and hope that you will always stay,
I'll hug their big strong necks... I'll kiss their dear sweet
heads... and whisper in their very special company....
I look in the mirror... and see I am getting old....
this is the kind of person I am... and have always been.
Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me.
Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives...
they love my presence in their lives...
When I am old this will be important to me...
you will understand when you are old,
if you have dogs to love too.
-- author unknown


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