Wednesday, March 12, 2014

While I still can

It may be a kind of last "hurrah," but I've noticed that the older I get the younger I become.  I dare say that I've taken to dressing in a way unlike most women my age.  I've even started talking like I'd never talked before using risque' words like you-know-what (only with close friends and after a glass or two of wine). When one reaches a certain age, occasional acts of defiance are like candy treats to a child!
I've realized that time I have to indulge myself  may be limited.  Eventually, I may no longer be able, for example, to dance with the same abandon I apply myself to currently. I may not be able to dance at all. Period (as I knock on wood).
The skepticism and cynicism that often accompany aging just might worm themselves into my psyche and rein in my sense of adventure and wonder.
So I've decided that I would as much as possible....
- Sleep naked.
- Savor the wonderful and comforting feeling of skin touching skin.
- Cast aside my timidity and enjoy the excitement and surprises of letting my hand explore under the table.
- Drive on roads I avoid most of the time. Heck, I will not let fear rule.
- Promote kindness and love where people fight and are hurt, angry and cynical.
- Use my hands to catch all the good energies from dancing and the music and spread them to all the people in the room.
- Shift my consciousness when I'm upset or disappointed from dwelling on perceived transgressions to focusing only on love, because Love is all there is. Everything else is illusion.
- Strive to keep whatever marbles I have left.

While I still can.

 Here's a  short music clip I'd like to share with you. 
 Posted with Aloha!


  1. And you do a very good job with all of these things, stay on your path, share your light.

  2. I agree. Have the same thoughts...

    1. I guess most who uh...age...get to think that way. :) Thanks Mitch!

  3. Bless you Ariel...setting the standard for being audacious and bodacious! What an intriguing post!!

    1. I wonder if being audacious and bodacious is good or bad. lol! Thanks my ever faithful Sir Paul!

  4. Thanks for the memory of Ozark Mtn Daredevils. I's a college student in Missouri when they were so big and we played their vinyl "Car Over the Lake" over & over again. They were a local bar-band from Springfield MO before their record contract. We loved the band's unique mixture of rock, country, bluegrass and pop.

    1. I wasn't born and raised here and came to know of Ozark only within the last two years but I've loved them ever since. Thanks for stopping by Doug. Appreciate it!