Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A is for Age

As a white candle in a holy place,


So the beauty of an aged face.


Joseph Campbell

This post is linked to the letter A for Alphabe-Thursday. To see other links, just click here.

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33 comments:

Nezzy said...

Absolutely!!! So much wisdom, life and beauty in the face of someone who has truly lived life!

Wonderful!!

Have a fantastic day sweetie!!! :o)

Cheryl D. said...

I'm confused...which one of your grands is that?

HAHAHA

Lola said...

Such a beautiful face - so full of life!

XOXO Lola:)

RNSANE said...

So beautiful...guess I am getting there though my nose is scarred now from the skin cancer surgery...but I am not the wisest!

Ames said...

Lovely!~Ames

Sue said...

She is wonderful.

And I love the words, too.

=)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Hey Jenny...if you see this could you add my AWFUL Alphabe Thursday post to Linky? For some reason when I try and load your post with the Alphabe Thursday information the page is kind of scrambled and the Linky doesn't show up. I have to leave and can't fool around with it anymore. I have a feeling it's probably just my computer and not happening to everyone else. I didn't want to miss the first day of school. I promise to do better next week...I hope! Thanks.

Carol said...

I wear my wrinkles with pride!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great face so full of wisdom and humor.

great "A" post teach!

Jackie said...

Our faces reveal a lot but age is the least of my worries cause I don't feel old ...... :)

Donnie said...

What a beautiful smile. I loved this post especially as she and I are close to the same age...lol..

Keetha Broyles said...

A might be for age, but O is for old, which is what I am!

Jo said...

Jenny, what a wonderful post ... i loved it!

Elaine said...

What wonderful photos!

5thsister said...

perfection!

taylorsoutback said...

A wonderful saying to go with a wonderful face!

ellen b. said...

That's a fabulous aged face!

Judie said...

What a wonderful countenance she has!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful Jenny...made me SMILE really big.
xoxo

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Easter, Jenny!!!
XO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Age is a wonderful thing! hugs, Linda

Amy said...

Oh, that was lovely!

Esther Joy said...

I Loved seeing the beauty in that wrinkled face - makes me not mind so much seeing the wrinkles that are coming on my face!

Terra said...

there is beauty in all that comes with age...except the aches and pains...

ArsenicandOldLace said...

Nice post. Thanks for stopping by Acorn Hollow. I don't worry about how many visitors I get. I just enjoy playing along and looking at new ideas and inspirations from everybody. Thanks for being a wonderful host.

Mrs. T.
Acorn Hollow

BECKY said...

Lovely!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Simply, yet elegantly, stated and shown, Jenny. :-)

edenhills said...

Wonderful post! Certainly we should give more respect to the aged.

Teresa

H said...

I couldn't agree more. Our societies have lost much with their elevation of youth over age. We need to learn from the wisdom of those with the experiences!

Jonell said...

Yes A BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT ladies..I understand that in some cultures age is appreciated -having just turned 70 my outlook goes something like this: "I do not feel old at all inside...of course the body "talks" to me at times and says something different"..I understand the teachings that tell us to value the wisdom of the older ones around us..however; I do not think this is true in AMERICA now at all. Growing up in the 1940s and 50s we accepted our older relatives and treasured them "as is"..w/o expecting them to change to suit our whims. Today younger people often seem to 'tolerate' us or patronize and certainly don't value time with people of my generation..put away the KLEENEX..don't need sympathy..this is just the reality I perceive. Now-go out there and make them appreciate you today!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Aging...ahh, we can all relate to this one. I love seeing happy, radiant faces of the elderly. There is such a sweetness about them. Sadly, as the moral decay of society continues younger generations become less incline to seek the wisdom and company of those who have lived a full life.

Good choice, Jenny!

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Mari's World said...

What a beautiful post and what a gorgeous face that lady has.
Happy Easter

Jingle said...

lovely post on aging,
the image makes me smile, well illustrated.