Thursday, February 1, 2018

COTTON FARM

TODAY CATS WILLIAM AND ABNER CURL BY MY SIDE AS I CONTEMPLATE AGING HAPPY.  I'M DRAWN TO THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT OF  THIS BLOG - ME IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AT AROUND AGE FIVE.  I REALIZE (HAPPILY) THAT I STILL OFTEN WEAR BAGGY PANTS, CARDIGAN SWEATERS, AND SENSIBLE SHOES, I CONTINUE TO REQUIRE ANIMALS IN MY LIFE, AND I STILL LOVE TO WRITE.  IT'S SUCH A JOY TO HOLD ON TO PIECES OF THAT SMALL CHILD, TO REMEMBER AND HONOR HER, TO LOVE HER UNCONDITIONALLY, TO KEEP HER SPIRIT ALIVE AND WELL AS THIS OLD GIRL AGES INTO HER OLD SELF. 

BACK WHEN I WAS FIVE MY FATHER CALLED ME COTTONSEED.  I NEVER KNEW WHY, BUT I LOVED THE NICKNAME.  SO, TO REMEMBER A WONDERFUL DAD, I CALL MY COZY HOME OVERLOOKING BAY AND MOUNTAINS (WITH CRITTERS INSIDE AND OUT) COTTON FARM.   FROM HERE I'M PRODUCING POEMS AND PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURING CATS AND DOGS AND WRITING ARTICLES ON POSITIVE AGING.   I'LL SHARE BITS AND PIECES AS I GO ALONG.  GOOD SPIRITS AREN'T GROUNDED IN A PHYSICAL PLACE.  AGING HAPPY IS A STATE OF MIND.   THAT SENTENCE IS EASY TO WRITE, BUT NOT ALWAYS EASY TO LIVE.  I'VE BEEN KNOWN TO WHINE OVER ACHY JOINTS AND SAGGING BOOBS.  BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF OLD MENTORS WHO MADE ME LAUGH AND CRY AND WANT TO AGE WELL I'M COMMITTED TO MOVING FORWARD IN A FUN, FOCUSED FRAME OF MIND.  WELCOME TO  COTTON FARM.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ ABOUT SOME OF MY AGING ROLE MODELS, THEY'RE FEATURED IN MY WELLNESS BOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.  DIRECT LINK ON MY WEBSITE BOOKS PAGE.  www.carolemarshallstudio.com 



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