Getting Old Beats The Alternative

Mrs. TJ Vaughn (Horace’s Aunt Cap) Dec 49, San Antone

1935 San Antone

Cactus 1978
Cactus 79-Pioneer Farm Fall Fest, Eula Denver

9 thoughts on “Getting Old Beats The Alternative”

  1. I like looking into the faces of the aged. (Shut up…I know you were going to say that I must love my bathroom mirror.) Anyway, here is my favorite poem about aging (“When You Are Old” by W.B Yeats) in which a young girl is told what it will be like as an old woman to reflect on past years and loves:

    When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
    And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
    And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
    Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

    How many loved your moments of glad grace,
    And loved your beauty with love false or true,
    But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
    And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

    And bending down beside the glowing bars,
    Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
    And paced upon the mountains overhead
    And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

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    1. Well, it’s sweet until the love fled part. !! I also like their faces, especially the first woman in the post. Time can be cruel, but sometimes there is still softness and kind eyes.


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