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Aged Like...

All too often old age seems
Like a cruel joke
Played on people who have paid their dues,
And deserve better.
Old age should not be
Like approaching an expiration date,
Fading, shriveling, souring into decay.
Aged milk can sour
Or transform into delicious cheeze.
Wine can degrade into vinegar,
Or age into sophistication and vitality.
What's the secret?
What's the magic?
With age comes wisdom,
So in mind and heart we can transform.
How might human physical health
Shift from degradation
To transformation?

24 August 2017

by Bill Cattey