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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Monday, 14 September 2009

me at 80yrs of age ~ the time traveller

travelling to the future.. here I am, 80 yrs old (no, time hasn't speeded up *well, not that much*.. this is a task for the Artist's way)...

JoiE de viVrE

I am full of love for life!! I am finally comfortable in my own skin, comfortable with my life journey, comfortable with my soul journey. During my 50's things seemed to settle down and I started to blossom. I started to come into my own power. I started to paint those soul pictures and I created pottery pieces after I took a class... I am a sprightly old thing, with a twinkle in my eye. my white whispy hair is pulled back in a bun with wisps escaping to gently frame my face, which is wrinkled from age, soft wrinkles which make people see the wisdom of the ages. I am full of energy and good health. each day I still perform little rituals to bring the sacred into my day. I bake bread and I bottle fruit. I make all my own herbal tonics, something I have done for quite awhile now, growing my own herbs as well...my garden is still a delight, the Sacred Space looks like it has been the many hundreds of years and I even have a Holy Well that Joe made for me on one of our wedding anniversaries.... he is still my rock, my soul mate.. we often sit outside sipping tea, knowing that even though our journey in this life is nearing the end, our souls will never part.....

(we had to write a letter to ourselves too.. but that is another story.)

15 comments:

Winterwood said...

Lol.. judging by the pic in the background - on the wall it looks like a pic of Polish babcia!! what a great letter Robyn... full of hope! love it!

Mel said...

Oh, this is BRILLIANT!!! I love it...

Funny....we're just as alike at 80 as we are right now!! I envision myself much the same...

xo

Teresa Lynne said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, but The Message Board is only for invited readers...It used to be open to the public :(

Holly said...

Oh, Miss, this is lovely. And I am certain it will be the truth for you!

Diva Kreszl said...

What a lovely glimpse into the future!

Rose said...

I can so see you...

Laurie said...

Dear Robyn,
How beautiful your image is of yourself older and wiser!
My Nana was beautiful inside and out until she passed on at 95! If only our society respected age and wisdom! I love the sound of your Holy Well...
Hugs))

Kavindra said...

That's really beautiful Robyn. I can totally see you there too, tho you have a long ways to go, a long ways with many happy years in between.

Meredith said...

ooh, I love this! Well-written, inspiring, bold -- now you've got me wanting to do that task, which I definitely did not after reading the assignment.

Angela said...

Love it!

gemma said...

...by that time we'll be really old friends.
:-)

A bird in the hand said...

A very tender image of your old age. However, judging by the photo, that is "you" at 98 years old.
:-)

xoxo

Serena said...

OH, so beautifully written, Robyn....you paint the picture of your 80 year old self perfectly!

Pam said...

I agree with the above comment that the photo is more like 98-year old Robyn. My Mum is 83 and looks 70! I can't keep up with her. I'm sure many would find it hard to keep up with the 80 year old Robyn as well! Great post! Here's to getting older with fun, frolic, and such a lovely attitude!! My post has gone the other way, so funny - I'm regressing.Here's raising the glass to time travel.xxx

Tinker said...

Oh what a brilliant and joyful life you've lead! I hope our 80 year old selves are still visiting over the internet too (or maybe we'll just have some sort of 'mind melding' web by then, where we can just think to each other :)~xoxo