FitOldDog’s Blog Choice Of The Week: When They Get Older

When They Get Older

On Aging – by Maya Angelou

When you see me sitting quietly, like a sack upon a shelf,
Don’t think I need your chattering.  I’m listening to myself.
Hold! Stop! Don’t pity me!  Hold!  Stop your sympathy!
Understanding if you got it, otherwise I’ll do without it!

When my bones are stiff and aching and my feet won’t climb the stair,
I will only ask one favor:  Don’t bring me no rocking chair.
When you see me walking, stumbling, don’t study and get it wrong.
‘Cause tired don’t mean lazy and every goodbye ain’t gone.

I’m the same person I was back then, a little less hair, a little less chin,
A lot less lungs and much less wind.
But ain’t I lucky I can still breathe in.

When They Get Older? We All Get Older!

FitOldDog's Mom, Joan Key, tying her shoes at age 93, and still no major flexibility issues.

FitOldDog’s Mom, Joan Key, tying her shoes at age 93, and still no major flexibility issues. Mom had a good run, close to 96 years, thanks to my sister, Marian.If you look at the tab at the top of this blog, entitled, Blog Structure, you’ll see that I have decided to experiment with a regular pattern of subject matter. Tuesdays being my blog of the week day. I find a blog I like, or one that found me, and briefly introduce it for your consideration. These blogs are denizens of the Blogosphere; a new creation of the Biosphere.

Getting older? Suck it up. Mom did!

I recently found an interesting definition of the blogosphere, cited in Huffington Post 50The Urban Dictionary describes “blogosphere” as something akin to a million lunatics wandering the streets mumbling to themselves. [They] write it all down and put it on the web.” 

Old Guys running.

Maybe the actions of others could be a motivating inspiration.

I guess there is good and bad in everything, so here is my selection of interesting mumblings of the week; When They Get Older.

I like the cheery atmosphere of the landing page, whilst the articles tackle serious issues, asking some of the hard questions that need to be asked. In fact, asking these questions sooner rather than later can make later life a lot easier. For instance, take a look at this post, entitled, “10 Questions To Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late.”

We all get older eventually, so have fun while you can, I say, and stay fit for heaven’s sake.


Kevin aka FitOldDog

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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.