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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Words to Ponder

The following poem was posted in the free, online monthly newsletter, “Human Values in Aging”, edited by Harry R. Moody, Ph.D.

Tomorrow I will share some of my own thoughts about the poem.  But first, what are your thoughts and insights from reading and pondering this poem?

As the heart grows tired, the courage awakens.
As the steps wobble, the soul remains unmoved.
The radiance of the sage becomes
the light within the darkness of the world.
Can you imagine millions
of strong-spirited,
courageous elders
living in our cities and towns?
It is my hope for the world. 

From William Martin, The Sage's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for
the Second Half of Life, New York: Marlow & Company, 2000.

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