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What does it mean to be ‘old’? It means that you, as an older person was born in a different generation as the younger and more ‘new’ generation. That’s it.  It means, you have lived for a long time and should be proud of that, never ashamed.

It does not mean, that you are weak or crippled. It especially does it mean, that you should be treated without respect. I think, to reach that stage in life is a wonderful thing. You have lived your whole life, or a great portion of it, with wonderful journeys and experiences along the way. I can only imagine the stories you have to share and to tell.

Joanne Seto

Honestly, I think to be told from an elder that ‘everything is going to be okay’ and ‘you’ll do just fine.’ Is a beautiful gift, one that you cant buy with cash.

Joanne Seto

 Regardless of what age you are at right now i’m sure many of you have stories to tell your friends and family. Whether you are a teen, a young adult or an adult you’ll develop stories along the way of well..life. So imagine all of the stories that your elders have bottled up inside of them. Think about how wonderful it would be for them to be able to share their stories to the younger kids and let them know that everything will be okay.

Joanne Seto

So don’t feel old simply because somebody is young. I just hope to spread that it’s not a shameful thing to ‘be old’. You are wise, you have a story. Tell those who are following the same path to not make the same mistakes. Guide them, teach them, let them know that everything is going to be okay.

[Subway sketches with black ball point pen]

Copyright © 2013 by Joanne Seto

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2 thoughts on “New

  1. Thank you for your drawings and wonderful words they validate my thinking about being old. The one question I have not been able to answer is how did I get here so fast?

    • you’re very welcome! I’m glad I’ve contributed in steering your opinion on thinking of yourself as ‘old’. Time does go by fast sometimes, but we should remember to sit back and smell the flowers. If you question yourself and ponder upon that for too long you may end up forgetting to smell those flowers. So enjoy life now and don’t question the time but, simply enjoy the journey.

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