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  • Writer's pictureBetty Girardeau

A Tapestry of Trees

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

Today is my younger son's birthday. He likely would not want me to say how old he is. But it does remind me of something my grandmother used to say. "I don't mind getting old, but I don't like seeing my children getting old." I am here in NC helping him celebrate. When I was looking for a good picture to go with this blog, I liked this one, and asked my granddaughter what I should call this blog, and she gave the suggested the title. This originally was an image of the trunks of the crape myrtle trees that I used to have in my front yard. I thought their texture was interesting. I added more with the iColorama app. When I added it to the page and I thought about the fact that today is David's birthday, and it also made me think about the aging process because I have made these trees looks like the skin of an old lady. Aging has definitely has a Ying/Yang to it. I would not want to go back to childhood and have to start over again doing the kind of aging that it takes to become an adult. But there are still so many things that I want to do with my life, that I wouldn't mind entertaining the thought of becoming twenty or thirty again as long as I could go back with the knowledge that I have already gained. But, alas.... I am thankful that thus far my hair has not turned grey and my wrinkles seem to be few. I seldom have aches and pains unless I have been using muscles that haven't been used for awhile. I know that will come because if we live long enough, our parts just wear out. Like my "aging" children, I don't like my ever-increasing numbers associated with each new birthday, but there isn't much I can do about it either. Time marches on and all I, or any of us can do, is make the most of it that we can.

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