Today, I'd like to share an anthology I just finished reading. The stories are great no matter your age.
STILL ME ... AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
STILL ME…AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
24 Writers Reflect on Aging
By Karen Helene Walker
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life for which the first was made; Our times are in His hand…” As I read the stories in the anthology STILL ME…AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, Poet Robert Browning’s words from RABBI BEN EZRA came to mind. I never really thought about them when I was younger, but now I understand what he was saying, at least what it means to me.
As we go through life we learn, at least we should. And in the individual stories of this anthology we see that just because one is growing older doesn’t mean their active life is over. Quite the contrary. Many new adventures are waiting for us, if we just recognize them. We see this in these stories. Some discuss physical changes in our bodies. So, our hair turns gray, our muscles grow flabby. That doesn’t mean we can’t still dance and swim and do the things we enjoy doing.
Losing parents and other family members is heartbreaking, but as one story mentions we still have the wisdom we learned from our parents and/or siblings.
These stories will have you laughing, and thinking, and counting your blessings, so pick up a copy and enjoy STILL ME …AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. I think you’ll be glad you did.
Have a lovely week.