The idea is to die young as late as possible.
The tell-tale signs that the end is near are evident in the plump, curling petals, but the beauty and signs of a life well lived is equally apparent. So while it was a beautiful rose it is also still a beautiful rose. Just as there is beauty in youth, there is also beauty in age. (This is a re-post from May 26, 2011)
Old is when regrets take the place of dreams.
The roses below were fresh birthday flowers less than two weeks ago. Maybe it's the artist in me that appreciates them as they've aged. I love their texture, the shapes, and all the earth tone colors. Far from looking like the roses we traditionally cherish, I still see so much beauty in them.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?
It is possible at any age to discover a
lifelong desire you never knew you had.
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their
beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
I complain that the years fly past, but then I look in
a mirror and see that very few of them actually got past.
We've put more effort into helping folks
reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
~Frank A. Clark
I am old enough to see how little I have done in so
much time, and how much I have to do in so little.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
"The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't say much. "
~ Germain G. Glidden
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
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