Question by ThisIsIt!: When did you come to the realization that other people considered you “old”?
I realize you don’t feel old, or think “old,” but at some point did you come to the conclusion that others, such as the medical community, or employers, or anyone for that matter thought of you as “old?”
I just turned 64. I realize that is young to some of you. But, in my former lifetime as an RN, I remember hearing such things as, “The elderly need to be especially careful when taking that medicine.” Or words to that effect. They were talking about people in their 60’s!
Sure, say it doesn’t matter. But, when did YOU feel you were considered elderly?
Addendum: I have a bone disorder that has left me with 62 fractures over the course of a dozen years. They’ve all healed thanks to some pretty major surgeries, but now I FEEL old. Natural degeneration at various joints has multiplied in other areas that had fractures. I’ve been through 8 major surgeries to my left hip and leg, a total knee replacement in the other leg, a pacemaker (thanks to my dad), depression, skin disorders, and so many other things I can’t remember right now. I need a cane to walk. I’ve used a walker from time to time after surgeries. Everything seems to hurt all the time too.
But it wasn’t until turning 64 that that word “old” had new meaning to me.
Answer by AJS
I will be 50 years old this year and I have felt old and have been called old since work injury 5 years ago.
Went from being 100% active then to 25% active now. I am in constant pain and tried very hard to get help for it. There is no help now that I can aford so I suffer.
What do you think? Answer below!
Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 — January 29, 1933) Per Wikipedia, the poem “There Will Come Soft Rains” from her 1920 collection Flame and Shadow inspired and is featured in a famous short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury. This is in elegy to Ray Bradbury. On our society’s present course, I despair that any of his visions shall come true. Photo credits: Flower In Cemetery – Mike Franks; Flowers In Cemetery – LateFines; White Plum Tree – Moosey’s Country Garden; Robin On Wire – Carmelo Turdo. Images from the Internet. There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pool singing at night, And wild plum trees in tremulous white; Robins will wear their feathery fire, Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire; And not one will know of the war, not one Will care at last when it is done. Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, If mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself when she woke at dawn Would scarcely know that we were gone. — Sara Teasdale (published 1920)
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Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten, Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold, Let it be forgotten for ever and ever, Time is a kind friend, he will make us old. If anyone asks, say it was forgotten Long and long ago, As a flower, as a fire, as a hushed footfall In a long forgotten snow. –Sara Teasdale
A few nice Sara Teasdale images I found:
There will come soft rains
Image by elycefeliz
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pool singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.
~ Sara Teasdale, poem published 1920
"There Will Come Soft Rains" is a short story by science fiction author Ray Bradbury which was first published in the May 6, 1950 issue of Collier’s. The story begins by introducing the reader to a robotically controlled house that cooks, cleans, and takes care of virtually every need that a family could have. The reader enters the text on the morning of August 4, 2026 and follows the house through some of the daily tasks that it performs as it prepares its inhabitants for a day of work and school. At first it is not apparent that anything is wrong, but eventually it becomes clear that the inhabitants of the house are not present and that the house is empty. The explanation for the whereabouts of the residents is explained in that there are silhouettes of a woman, a man, and two children along a burnt side of the house. It is also explained that the area surrounding the house is destroyed and that it gives off a "radioactive glow." The only thing left standing is the house which continues to perform its duties to the family even though they are gone. At one point, further insight into the demise of the family is given when the house recites a poem by Sarah Teasdale called "There Will Come Soft Rains". The poem describes how nature is unaffected by the demise of humanity through war. At ten o’clock, the house is finally destroyed as well when the wind blows a tree onto the house, causing a fire to break out. The house warns the family to get out of the building and attempts to fight the fire, but is eventually overcome. The house burns to the ground except for one wall, which continues to give the time and date the following morning.
Aging … Rather Desi Aging
Image by д§mд
When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange – my youth.
ps: for details on this shot … go through tags 😉
pps: No it’s not a self-Portrait ;-P
Have a look at her expression in darkness =)
Moonlight will not hurt me
Image by rhetoricjunkie
I was thinking about a poem by Sara Teasdale called "Moonlight" when I saw that though it was light the moon was out. I love the clouds almost obscuring the moon. I’ve been wanting to take a moon photo for a while, now. I’m glad this is the one I got.
Have any Pagans here asked their god or goddess to “come into their heart” & then had a spiritual experiance ?
Question by kloneme: Have any Pagans here asked their god or goddess to “come into their heart” & then had a spiritual experiance ?
How many have also had Pagan healers “lay healing hands” on them
Answer by Goethe
See, now you’re coming around full circle 2x. How can pagans re-borrow what we Christians have perfected? The ceremonies are not the gift; they are the trimmings. But, we Catholics look good in the robes, don’t we???!!!
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London UK (PRWEB UK) 14 September 2011
The long vilified eggs make a come back!
?Eggs have a poor reputation for being high in cholestrol and fat, so much so that many people are scared of eating eggs, but this perception is misjudged, as s result many people are missing out on a really good quality protein,? says Kumud Gandhi
?The ?low fat and low cholesterol? mantra has been chanted by millions of people over the last 20 years and yet we are no closer to weight control or the reduction of cardio vascular related dieseases,” says Kumud Gandhi
Fat is an essential part of our diet, it is very important for the heart and most other parts of the body in order to function correctly. We all know it?s the good fat that we need, meaning monounsaturated, this type of fat actually helps to break down bad fat in the body. Today we consume less fat, and yet we?re fatter! Sounds harsh but it?s the reality.
Lets tackle the issue of cholesterol first. Our perception of eggs contibuting to high cholesterol was based on a study conducted 100 years ago by a researcher feeding rabbits, on a carnivorous diet. Rabbits are vegetarian, their diet must be herbaceous in order for their digestive system to function correctly. Naturally, this caused the arteries to be blocked with cholesterol forming plaque, not consistent with the bio chemistry of a rabbit.
In the 1950?s Ancel keys study of fats and the impact of all types of fat to heart related dieseases had a huge impact on our understanding of fat. His work was considered to be de facto and was widely accepted and taken for granted by doctors and nutritionalists like. The saturated fat theory took off and triggered numberous warning to avoid foods high in cholesterol, particularly eggs and prawns, coconut milk, avacado. However Ancels early work considered all fat to be harmful, including saturated fats, which have many health benefits, like essential fatty acids. His work didn?t take into consideration that it is only trans fats that are the real culprits.
There is much debate about the validity of his early research. Ancels work is considered to be useful on the whole but his early work has caused much confusion about fat that is important to the body, its effect on cholestrol leading to heart related dieseases. The study of cholesterol in eggs and its effect on humans was never followed up conclusively. Furthermore extract of this study have been published world wide to the detriment of the eggs industry and a big misconception about the role of cholesterol in body.
Most people make more cholesterol naturally in the body (in the liver) than they consume in food. It is true to say that eggs contain cholesterol but this does not make a big enough contribution to the cholesterol found in our blood. Research show that there is no link between egg consumption and the risk of cardio vasacular diesease.
There is however a growing body of evidence to suggest that a moderate consumption of eggs, 1 a day, 7 eggs per week can have a very positive impact due to its high nutritient content. (Harvard school of public health 2006)
Eggs contain all the amino acids in the correct proportion and therefore it?s a good source of complete protein. The amino acid in egg yolks is also excellent for burning fat. However this is only achieved by eating the whole egg, not just the egg white since 90% of the nutrient value is in the yolk. Organic, free range eggs have no affect on the blood cholesterol because the hens have fed on a natural grass diet instead of corn or soya feed which is excessively high in Omega 6 & 9). The more natural the hens feed the better the nutrient value and taste of the egg.
The Nutrient Value of eggs
Each whole egg contains iron, zinc, phosphorus, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid. In addition, the egg yolk contains all of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Question by wendalore: Why is it that Atheists come to “Religion and Spirituality?”?
Since they do not believe in them? (another millionth question – I think I’ve seen this one.)
Is it to feel better than religious people by dint of their superiority?
Is it to spread the light of wisdom to what they see as the primitive “heathen”… as if they were like the missionaries in the olden days come to spread Christianity to the Pagans?
Is it because they are so much happier than Theists, and they want everyone to be happy like they are?
I got a LOT of answers to my question about Atheism being a kind of faith. The dedication of the Atheist, whom, day or night, can be found to tell Theists they are wrong does smack of the fervor of the Evangelical missionary. So I guess on an emotional level, it still seems like a kind of faith to me.
But I digress: Speaking as honestly as you can, looking deep inside, why do you, Atheist person, come here to R&S?
Answer by Sea squill Squill
Environmental factors determine one’s beliefs. This is why the Truth with a capital T is timeless. Note how ‘timeless’ doesn’t take a capital T… this is because our universe is one atom of another universe.
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