Let Somebody Love You

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Nevis: West Indies

‘Desperado,
Why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences,
Open the gate
It may be rainin,
But there’s a rainbow
Above you
You better let somebody love you
Before it’s too late.’
From “Desperado” -Eagles

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On my way to the beach,  I heard  a not quite young couple fussing about something someone said to someone else about something that happened  five thousands of miles away twenty five years ago and it  made me grateful for being old, forgiving, and invisible.

 

Today’s Music: Eagles: Desperado

 

I have been invited to join the Senior Salon at Haddon Musings. this week and share Let “Somebody Love You.”  You can find lots of interesting and often surprising perspectives on this thing called old on Wednesdays at Haddon Musings.

60 thoughts on “Let Somebody Love You

  1. Have you seen the website Growing Bolder? That’s the name and, you’ve got it, it’s about older folks who don’t believe in getting “older”….rather they get bolder! 🙂

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      1. So glad you enjoyed it. A friend alerted me and I was so glad. Love the sentiment….I, for one, am indeed growing bolder! Who would have thought I would be so vulnerable that I would post my poetry on a blog??? 🙂

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  2. I SO get being grateful for being “old, forgiving and invisible.” It’s very freeing, indeed!
    That is one of my favorite songs! I have played that whole album until the grooves wore out. I wrote a short story to it, that did not get finished, or published, this last year.
    Were my eyes playing tricks on me? Was that Marvin Hamlisch on piano?

    That Senior Salon sounds very interesting! Will mosey on over and have me a look see.

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    1. Hello dear Fimnora. I spent a couple years between ‘no longer cute’ and ‘old’ when I really was resentful of the invisible part. And one morning when I woke up that part of my journey was behind me and I have been enjoying, exploring, and embracing invisible for the gift it is. 🍅🍅🍅

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    1. Oh I believe forgiveness is one of the biggest lesson challenges we face as human beings. And really important. Difficult too. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and contributing to the conversation.

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      1. Yes, to forgive is divine but no matter how old we get…we know there times we could have behaved better and we want others to behave better also. I remember my days teaching in Abu Dhabi and the difficulty of transportation. We all fought for the same thing…to have it convenient for us and it doesn’t work for everyone. To forgive is divine!

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      1. It’s all good here with me. I am reminded of this quote:

        “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”
        ― Ellen DeGeneres

        My best to you. 👠👠

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  3. I like old-er, forgiving and invisible. (Not ready to give in to “old” just yet!) I too have overheard such discussions and my wife and I usually catch each other before we also fall into one of those. Life is way too short. Glenn will be missed…but his music certainly will live on well past us.

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