Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ageless ageing ...


A few days ago it has been my birthday and among the warm wishes, I have realised that it’s really okay to age  :-D.

Until recently, it was exceedingly annoying to me to even hear the word ‘ageing gracefully’! The primary instinct has been to grind my teeth and yell, “Who the hell wants to age in the first place? I definitely want to stand up and be counted, look good, feel fit, be admired and wanted – especially after I have hit and crossed that significant number 40!”

But now when I look back on my years, I feel so very grateful to have lived the life I’ve lived. Whatever I have done, I have been sincere and genuine. When I loved I went overboard; when I didn’t, that too has been with equal depth of aloofness and dispassion. It definitely has never been a perfect life; there have been painful freeze structures, scenes and episodes that I would prefer to clip out yet they are the one who made me.  And so, now, I love the mirror and all its appendages like the wrinkles, the sag, the flab and the scowl.

One more great thing that has happened to me is my blog. A few years ago I started blogging with vengence! I pampered my blog like my baby. I wrote fast and furious. I wrote about everything - my reality, my imagination, my life - things that happened, things that might have happened, things that I longed to happen ... and as I write this it's bringing a smile to me ... I survived because I wrote, because I had my blog. My blog has done more to me. It has given me friends who never expected anything in return. Isn't that something wonderful that can happen to one?

And as for ageing gracefully, now I have realized, healthy aging requires an internal shift. Because you know in your heart of hearts, that your true value lies within. Age has given us wisdom, experiences and freedom from the superficial and I am sure we wouldn’t like to trade that in for anything. Age is more about giving and less about receiving so it has made us better people. Now I know I can tell age – “bring it on! I plan to live you even more fully, vigorously, arrogantly until the day I take my last breath.


Ygraine said...

Oh this is you have inspired me!
I had been feeling rather old and jaded recently, and unattractive and unwanted.
No more since reading this post!!
I will look forward to the approach of my sixties now with hope and excitement!
Thank you. Thank you so much.:)

Celestial Dreamz said...

Hugs to you my dear Ygraine :) ... that's why I have replaced my old pic with a recent one ... even if I do not look good, who cares man! :-D

Rose said...

Hi Moon, Firstly, happy, happy birthday dear lady! Secondly, you are looking absolutely stunning dear lady, there is not a wrinkle in sight! And should there be one or two here or there on your skin your soul is sure to be wrinkle free :)
A wonderful write Moon. We carry our youth with us in our hearts until we die.

The Unknowngnome said...

Bring it on! (Scowls and all!) Let your hearts shine. I give you mine.

Moon, Rose, Ygraine, Dulcina,
May the peace that surpasses all understanding keep your hearts and minds.

Celestial Dreamz said...

My dearest TUG you have stolen our hearts now. hugs. :-)

Celestial Dreamz said...

Rose you are a darling. Thank you. :-)

Dark Knight said...

Very inspiring post moon. But what's this about being 40?!?! As far as I'm concerned, you'll never be older than 29... now that's ageless aging! :-)