November 30-A, 2022

Puckett Cabin 02 10/25/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Hillsville, Virginia
My drift through the aging process
appears to be away from activity
and involvement,
and toward observation,
and playing with my life
just to see what it can do,
and what I can do with it.

I don't have any goals
or intentions
beyond being present
and seeing what happens.

Staying home and looking out the windows
sounds like a good enough life plan
for my remaining years.

And seeing what happens.
I like that a lot.

And, when I go,
I expect I will be glad
I've been here,
and glad to be wherever 
what's next is.

I hope it's a do-over.
Endless rounds of life
has a positive impact on me.
It isn't all drudgery and sorrow,
toil and pain.

I've gotten better 
over the course of my life--
in a "I'm more like I am now
that I was when I got here!"
kind of way.

Endless courses of better
would be fine with me.
Mixing it up with time and chance
is a right interesting way of life,
with amazement and wonder everywhere.
And I'm looking forward
to another chance to see what I can do.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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