Tag Archives: AGING

QUIET TIME

“Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age.” Florida Scott-Maxwell I remember it as plain as day – grandma’s … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

As you may remember, I auditioned for a play recently and I got a part.  Now I’m committed or I should be.  The truth is, I’m having a blast working on this project.  The play is called “SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL.”  … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WRAPUP

My weekly work keeps me at home for most of the day – working on my blog, memorizing lines for the play I’m in, writing articles and other things.  For the most part, my work week is pretty laid back.  … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER THOUGHTS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The sands of time embraced me and I suddenly was old, My heart still longs for paradise, along the winding road, It will be like nothing I’ve ever experienced in this lifetime, It will take … Continue reading

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BIZARRE HOLIDAYS

Some think that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I digress.  I … Continue reading

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THE ROAD HOME

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© These last years of aging swell into an endless swirl of emotions, We can’t seem to pull ourselves out of sadness, depression or anxiety, There is only one way to eliminate those destructive feelings, … Continue reading

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WHERE LIFE LEADS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© originally posted on January 16, 2015 Childish memories drift through the valleys and crevices of my brain, Stored treasures from my youth come forth with such a loud refrain, I sometimes think … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50 TO 60

“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”  William Shakespeare – “Macbeth” OK, so you’ve turned 50.  This is supposed to be the pinnacle … Continue reading

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FILLED WITH GOLD

When we mend something with gold, we’re not only solidifying the base, we’re holding true to the importance of the damaged item.  Such is as it is when you grow old. I’m in a point in my life where six month … Continue reading

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RENEW ME, LORD!

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© On the days when I feel useless, when I simply cannot move, When my heart is full of energy, but I can’t get in the groove, That’s the time I need my Savior, The … Continue reading

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TGIF?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Another week speeds swiftly by, a faded sun dips out of sight, We contemplate a time of rest, a time rich in the joys of night, Where neither loss nor discontent, can grip us from our … Continue reading

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FULL OF LIFE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What started as a single seed reclining in the earth, Is now a giant masterpiece with monetary worth, The time it took to grow this tree encompassed many years, It suffered many … Continue reading

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GOOD DAYS

We don’t get too many perfect days where I live.  When you suffer from breathing issues, allergies and old age, you relish it when a day comes along that’s just the right temperature, with low dew points and not much pollen … Continue reading

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INSTANT SUMMER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When we left for our trip to So. Carolina at the end of April, our ground was still covered with the remnants of a winter blizzard that pounded us a week before.  … Continue reading

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SAILING

A fresh, crisp morning, The sun barely peaking over the eastern horizon, Boats being readied, Sails hoisted, The chatter of excited voices, The race is about to begin, Early summer days, Filled with billowing, white sails, Memories of a younger life, … Continue reading

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AGING LIKE A FINE WINE

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread—and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness— Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!” Omar Khayyam Yesterday I celebrated 76 years of living.  The average life expectancy … Continue reading

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BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE

 “Last scene of all…Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare Every life stage is composed of its own specific pattern, In infancy, we demand, We scream, We cry, As … Continue reading

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WISDOM OF THE AGED/AGES

“Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, … Continue reading

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THE OLD ROUND BARN

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©  Watercolor sketch painted plein air. The old round barn has been the site of many of Paul’s paintings recently.  It used to serve its purpose as a working farm, but today it sits … Continue reading

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VITALITY

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Yesterday, my husband completed teaching an acrylic arts program for those aged 55 and older. The class consisted of ten students – some seasoned artists and others who were fairly new to … Continue reading

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