Category: Elder Journey

Day 30: Elder Muse – “Death Walker”

“On this next to last post for 2022 what appeared, and insisted on being the focus, was something we don’t usually talk about with others. Something that we are closer to than we have ever been as elders even though it can come at any time in our lives. Death.

Death has been stalking me recently and asking me to pay attention to living fully NOW in this moment…..”

Day 29: Elder Muse – Starlings in Winter

“…. want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.” Mary Oliver

Day 27: Elder Muse – What Is Life Without Beauty?

“What of beauty? It is as unique as each one of us. Nature’s landscapes and creatures, a beautiful human face, art that expands our perceptions, colors, light and form, the poetry of music – so much beauty in this world.

Yet, there is a different landscape for beauty to create within. The inner landscape within us. Most often we don’t even think about it, or look for beauty there. It is subtle but it is there in our continual journey of becoming as we cross thresholds leaving old patterns of thinking and being behind…..”

Day 24: Elder Muse – Love Lessons

“Yes I hear people say you need to know yourself to bring that into a marriage, and I am sure that is true. To me it feels slightly different. It is more the willingness to find ourselves in the marriage. That feels a little more forgiving and a bit more allowing. Let this relationship change me in whatever way seems natural in the interaction between us.” ~ Antony Osler”

Day 23: Elder Muse – The Grace of Receiving

:In nature…and in life….receiving is reciprocal and woven with giving. What I didn’t grasp in the past is that I was always receiving when I was giving. Yet what would it be like to completely receive without being compelled to give back. Thankfully in my elder years I have surrendered into that experience.”

Day 18: Elder Muse – A Creative Life

“When we reach elderhood many of us start thinking about and opening into creative pursuits, whether we have been an artist all our lives, dabbled in the arts, or simply felt called to explore. As we reach elderhood many of us start feeling an inner urging to explore and discover through some form of creative expression.”

Day 14: Elder Muse -The Wild Divinity of “Home”

“Have you ever found yourself wondering what “home” means to you personally? The mystics say it resides inside and I agree with this. Yet, there is much more to this journey to reflect upon, let go into…. and be present to.

Perhaps this is a quest we are on our entire lives…..”