A Natural Consequence

Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!
—Ingrid Bergman

For me that’s a natural consequence of

Stay curious and open to life. No matter what happens keep learning and growing.

What do you think?


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8 Responses to A Natural Consequence

  1. Rummuser says:

    The view from the bottom of the hill is nothing to be sneezed at for someone like me who cannot climb mountains any more!

    I am now at that stage of life when I am a curiosity for younger people. I have lost interest in being curious for the sake of being curious and am curious only about things that matter to me. Like new words to help me with my crossword puzzles.

    Otherwise, “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and grass grows by itself.” Some disturbances come but the grass bends rather than breaks.

  2. tammy j says:

    I honestly don’t think too badly about getting older. it just is. I have liked pretty much every stage of my life. this one is kind of fun because it’s almost like being freer than childhood! my needs are few and the internet and the world of books are riches now beyond measure! lots of talented people out there.
    the key now for me anyway is having as good health as I possibly can.
    that is more important than I ever realized it to be! sorry to say I took it for granted. and mainly just staying open to all things and ideas is wonderful too.
    tammy j´s last blog post ..you’re not surprised

    • Jean says:

      When people ask me what I’m doing, I say “Enjoying my second childhood even more than my first one.” 😀

      Good luck with health, that is so important.

  3. nick says:

    “Getting old is like climbing a mountain”. I agree. You can see a huge landscape that wasn’t visible to you as a youngster. You can see the whole picture and not just little bits here and there. Maybe getting old is also like getting towards the end of a book rather than finishing the first chapter.
    nick´s last blog post ..Thoroughly endearing

    • Jean says:

      I’ve always been a big picture type of person and have tried to expand my view of life and the world, so I would never want to go back in time. I would have to give up too much. I’m grateful for all the information and ideas available to us now — it wasn’t nearly as easy when I was a kid.

  4. Cathy in NZ says:

    I didn’t realise it until this morning with a “machine failure – that turned out to be a human failure” – how stressful life has been of late…

    I think I’m onto a good thing, living here – again this morning, Saturday – no sounds other than birds and rain (so no lawnmowers whirrling about); the odd vehicle noise but nothing much else.

    But when I think about the last month or two – which actually started a few days before Christmas – took around 10 days of for holidays – and then reared up noise wise with the contractors…was pleased they had gone!

    But seems mistakes have happened and they are due back (found a new crack this morning)!

    All I’m concentrating on now, is getting thru’ this week – other issues to do with the pad (resolved maybe later) – then I’m off for a “intentional retreat of my own…”

    that seems to be the “key” get away from normal life and just be a blob… even though normal life here is usually pretty darn good…

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