Warning - by Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other peoples' gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
What's this got to do with the real world? Read on....
A bit of whimsy to start off a rather dismal day – good news I saw some bird tracks the other day (they know) – stay warm! Spring will come!
Why ‘The Wonder Cat’?
How could we survive this ordeal we have all been through without the aid of our pet companions or friends for that matter - they keep us amused and wondering… and Wonder is good – it means something to look forward to…
Humans tell us also in many ways behaviorally and outright that they hurt. Pay attention and wonder at the resilience of spirit that will carry us all through this global crisis, and our personal ones as well. We can learn from what we ‘wonder’ at… STAY STRONG! Lucy is hanging in there with us…
I love to help people become their best selves. transition and change is with us always, we are constantly re-inventing ourselves and that requires commitment and a process.