And if I may be so bold as to quote them . . .

About  month ago our library branch was promoting local poets. Of course I nabbed onto  Naomi Beth Waken’s  ‘Sex after 70’.  Quickly polished off a second one titled ‘And after 80’So now I’m waiting for a copy of her  ‘A Roller Coaster Ride’

Lord how I love her non-mincing way of saying things. I think I’m suffering from mind-envy. What a hoot to have that brain inside one’s cranium!

http://www.naomiwakan.com/

And, while waiting, I came across another good read (still on aging but non-poetry this time). The book is ‘Getting Older Better’ by Pamela Blair. (Funny how the mind gets stuck in a groove!) I could go blathering on about the book but this write-up I found on her website http://www.pamblair.com/  says it all:

Here is everything boomers need to know about aging, but never thought (or were afraid to) to ask. It takes the reader on a journey of discovery; a journey in which the author and reader explore together the hopeful, interesting, and exciting aspects of aging alongside the more difficult ones’.

Another big bonus (in my mind) is that the book is busting with quotes. In fact I’ve read so many quotes lately my mind is going to explode if I don’t share . . .  so here a few. . .

  • Laughter is like changing a baby’s diaper. It doesn’t get rid of the mess permanently, but it does make things ok for a while ~ Michael Pritchard
  • Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense ~ Anon
  • WELLth  (a much more worthwhile spelling of the word)
  • There is more to life than increasing its speed ~ Mahatma Gandi
  • When all else fails — lower your standards ~ Anon
  • Inside every older person there’s a younger person wondering what happened.   – Ashleigh Brilliant
  • If I’d known how much fun, what freedom, would be found in these September years, I would’ve lied about my age and gotten here sooner.         –Lynne Zielinski
  • An 82-year-old friend of mine decided to buy herself some nips and tucks. Her daughter said that at her age it would just be re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  – Peg Bracken
  • Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.     – Mallory Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment »

  1. writeknit Said:

    I love these quotes! LOL

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