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A Creative Process

Updated on April 26, 2017

On Going

Sometimes I feel my age

I slowly move from a sitting or laying position

Then I have to wait a minute for my body to catch up

I have a heating pad filled with corn

It works wonders on my lower back

I have a big old blood blister at the tip of my right big toe

I banged my toe in work and soon forgot all about it

My body use to just heal by itself

I have always been a vegtable and fruit lover

My wife bought some red grapes at the grocery store

They are outstanding

Better than any candy ever made

My mind races ahead on things I want to do

My physical body takes it's time to comprehend

I move in the right direction

When I get tired or when I am too sore to do anymore

I pull up a seat and write my ideas on paper

Turning them into future plans

That I can relate to and put into memory

Drinking more water and making sure I eat properly

Skipping meals to save time

Only hurts not helps

Using my free time

As a tool

To work on projects I haven't completed

Sharing my interest and insight

With everyone who is involved in my life

No more worrying about imaginary boundaries I have set in stone

They don't mean as much as they use to

Since my dreams have changed

I have aged and gained a new perspective

I may not win the race I intended

I will participate fully

Finding more excitement than before

More happiness bubbling up from the ground

When years ago I never would think to look

Now I just laugh and wink

Just like an old water bubbler when I was little

So refreshing and too bad kids of today

Will never have the experience

A bottled water can't capture the memory

One that I have lived and will pass on


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      DREAM ON 10 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I just take one day at a time. I feel bad that you have to deal with Sciatica and your knee. When I feel down and out I think of all the things I could be dealing with and my attitude changes to a more positive and wish other people support in their struggles too. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      DREAM ON 10 months ago

      Manatita 44 With 12 years on me you might experience aging first. I always thought I would feel the same even when I get older because in my job I am on my feet all day walking. Knowing that walking is one of the best exercises. I guess age effects all people different. When I turned fifty I started to notice slow changes. I just have to keep pushing through any difficulty. Thank you for reading and sharing. It even took me along time to respond to your wonderful comments. I keep telling myself a little at a time is better than nothing at all.

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      manatita44 10 months ago from london

      You describes this so well. I'm older than you. Still, this one has a lot of practicality and wisdom. Doing the right thing helps, yes, I mean, such as you have described: Rest, not skipping meals, etc. I was born in fifty two.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Everything moves along just fine as long as I don't take a look in the mirror. Then I can think that it is yesterday once more. Then my knee which feels the cold and knows when rain is coming kicks in and my sciatica echoes in refrain and then I cannot deny the years but I will fight them as much as I can.

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      DREAM ON 10 months ago

      John Hansen It is nice to see how we all find ways of dealing with our own health issues. They may not go away but they don't feel as they are less burdensome and more manageable. Thank you for sharing and caring.

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      John Hansen 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, DreamOn, our bodies, unfortunately, can't always do what our minds think they can. At the moment, however, apart from a little arthritis in my wrists I am feeling the fittest I have in years. Although moving house is not fun it has forced me to work harder than I have in a long time. I have actually lost about a stone in weight in the last three months. I also don't get sick as often as I used to. Thanks for sharing.

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      DREAM ON 10 months ago


      My big toes always seem to get in the way. I have dropped a hammer on one and while that was healing I dropped a heavy box on the other. Both toe nails turned dark black like a midnight sky and then took forever to fall off only when a new nail pushed the other nail off. I mean months to heal. Then It wasn't long before I banged it again. My poor big toes take a beating and the rest of my toes are fine. One of many stories to tell please let me know the your progress and maybe just a slight bruise and you be fine. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      Ann Carr 10 months ago from SW England

      Yes the body takes a while to catch up these days. Funny you should mention the toe; I must've knocked my big toe on something because the nail decided to go red and now it seems it wants to depart from my toe!

      Good memories here too.


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      DREAM ON 10 months ago

      Shanmarie I am only 52 years old and I thought your body only feels like this when your seventy or eighty. I was wrong. So each day I find another new surprise. I have always been healthy and never even sick. Just a one a day vitamin for years. My wife cooks sautéed spinach like you and I really like it. I grew up with frozen spinach and was forced to eat a little. It's good for you but tasted so salty and the texture of sea weed. I think back to my childhood just because today is so different. I never was in the house and we played every day after school. No thought of computers and cell phones were only a dream for rich people. I have a few sad stories of my own when I wiped out on my old pedal bike not a ten speed. I enjoy your views and all the stories you have waiting to be told.Thank you for reading and caring. Have a sweet night.

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      shanmarie 10 months ago

      I'm only 34, but I feel like my body is not as young as my mind thinks it is. LOL. Mostly dealing with health issues that I hoped I could fix mostly without meds, but that didn't work out so well and then some meds made me so sick I couldn't take them. Down to my last option. Genetics and family history. . .LOL. . .When I was younger I always thought that wouldn't be me. Now I have to try to control the things I can control better and try not to let the other things scare me or stop me from living.

      You made me hungry for grapes. Hahaha. I don't have any. Kids ate them all up in a hurry. But I sauteed spinach and garlic in olive oil for dinner then added diced tomatoes and a bit of mozzarella to it. My picky daughter loved it, too, so that was a huge win. I never liked cooked spinach when I was a kid. Of course, my dad bought it canned. Fresh is definitely better.

      Lots of memories of childhood turn into history and pop culture of the past. Funny how that works. My dad was talking to me the other day about the time my sister tried to ride her bike up a tree. . .one of those banana seat bikes.