Winds Of Time

     An observation on the aging process, and how we may forget that our elders were once young, vibrant and productive people too! Nursing homes are the equivalent of cages at the zoo, where living, breathing things, are taken from their natural environment and placed in confinement, and where they will continue to exist, solely at the mercy and whim of strangers. Allegedly  for their own health and safety, but very often, as a mere convenience to a younger generation.

     I’m sorry for the “downer” this morning, but it is what I was feeling when I re-read this.

     Have a safe Sunday,


Free The Dragon!

Free The Dragon!


Wild is the wind,

of the youth.

Gentle the breeze

of mid-age.

But, in the doldrums,

sits the senior,

whence their wind,

be caged.


Jack Downing

Feb. 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Winds Of Time

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Sad but true in some cases.

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