engarian (engarian) wrote,

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Feeling My Age...

I usually don't feel my age, in fact, I usually ignore my age unless it is of benefit to me. So I will occasionally take advantage of a senior discount, but usually prefer to act the age that I feel instead of what the calender tells me. Unfortunately, after shoveling wet and heavy snow for more than two hours yesterday, I'm feeling my age *sigh*. Oh well, it could have been much worse. We only got some snow, other parts of the nation got deadly tornadoes.

March first was the date that my father was born, more than 100 years ago. Of course this date always sends me back in my memories. My father taught me many things. Strength, perseverence, patience. He experienced many difficult things in his life, but finally, after he retired, he was able to pursue the goal he had always wanted - an advanced education. He started going to college and got his BA, his MA and then his PdD. He wrote textbooks and he taught at Colorado University in Boulder, CO for several years. I know they were the best and happiest years of his life. He died after a brave battle against kidney cancer more than twenty years ago. I miss him but am very grateful that I had him in my life.

B2ME begins today. One year ago I began writing - something that I find I'm enjoying a great deal. My writing had led to my doing more graphic art, they are hand in glove. So I'm allowing my creativity to exist, and I'm very grateful for that. Of course, my house is screaming for a good cleaning. Hmmm....but I have stories to write. The vaccuuming can wait.
Tags: art, b2me, dad, death, writing

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