I want to grow old gracefully.

Pina Bausch - Dancer

Pina Bausch – Dancer

I want to grow old gracefully
With kindness
Be interesting to talk to
and be able to listen carefully

I want young people to find comfort with me
Feel that I am trustworthy
Be an asset – not a burden
and know that I will support their dreams

I say these things
But will I be able to do it
When the pain and loneliness crash in
and my old friends and family are gone

All I can do is hope and try
To grow old gracefully


10 Comments on “I want to grow old gracefully.”

  1. What a pity Pina left us so quickly – but she was graceful till the end. xxx

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    • dievca says:

      Wow — she was quite young when she passed away. A beautiful dancer and she looked to be an elegant person. I just hope to have an iota of grace at the end.

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  2. hispetitelle says:

    I shared that video on FB just the other day. What a beautiful gift to give that woman. I truly believe purposefully determining to grow old gracefully is key. Kindness keeps one young.

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    • dievca says:

      I agree — that was quite a gift for Ms. Barker. She beamed. Her smile is the same as when she is young. I loved when she told her story about dancing naked before her bath. Not too much, not too little. Enough for sharing the joy. Amazing.

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  3. To grow old gracefully…define old! Grins. Well,if we cannot be graceful in the aging, let us be mouthy and dance and dance and dance.

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  4. Utterly fabulous! xxx

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  5. jackiemallon says:

    Aw. Bless her and her dancing feet. I can’t help thinking she watched and wondered a little “Who is that young pretty thing?” I mean, I look at images of myself 20yrs ago and barely recognize myself so I imagine if physically you change, it must be more markedโ€ฆ
    To growing old gracefully! Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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