Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Numbers Game

I've opened an EBay Shop
where you will find the children's apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags,
& tabletop items, including complete placesettings for 6,  designed by me
from years of collecting.

At 17

you chafe in frustration
when are you going to be an adult?
& treated like one?
at 18?
it feels like never

At 27

your 20's are so annoying.
now, you're finally an adult.
no one takes you seriously.
will turning 30 finally convince them?

At 39

is life over ?
does life begin at 40 or end at 40 ?
or does youth end at 40 ?
is the best part over, or just beginning?
it's up to you now.
you have the winning cards, play them !

AT 56

is everything waning?
your career, your looks?
where are the men, the opportunity, the jobs, the excitement ?
is it really over, or is there time left?
how much time ?
how much can you still do, and have, and be, before you turn 60 ?
& what then ?
there might still be 1/3 left.
enjoy it !!

At 92

 You have figured it out or are still working on it. 
You know what matters, you’re not confused. 
Every moment counts. 
You know who you want to be with, you recognize true beauty. You are wiser and more creative than ever. 
You exude an inner beauty so powerful that you are beautiful on the outside. 
You’re alternately gentle and fierce. 
You know the answers and share them fearlessly. 
You have the wisdom of the ages, the humor of a lifetime. 
you are brave to have come this far.
now, onward to 100 without stopping, faltering or slowing down
you wear your age like a crown.
& are to be loved, and celebrated & envied.
we worship at your feet.


oh, how fast it goes, doesn't it?
& with this quarantine we are more introspective, thinking of things which really matter - not fluff & stuff.
(though I like fluff & stuff !)

my life has come to a stand still, more or less, not able to plan for anything.  my son says "the Earth needs to heal."  And, he
means the REAL EARTH, not the people.

so, for him, we're giving the Earth a much needed holiday.

maybe he's right ? !!

xx's to all


  1. Loved your message today. Very inspiring. Also sending you and your family all good wishes and prayers for your daughter in law. Hugs Marsha.

  2. I think he is right Marsha .... it does make you wonder if this virus is sent to let us know we need to clean our act up !!! Take care and look after yourself Marsha .... always thinking of you. XXXX


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