Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Saturnian Look at Life

A Saturnian look at life....

How many times have you thought of what it would be like to be old, I mean really old? Let’s say 90, 95, and older. I recently visited my friend’s mother who is 92 and living in a residence. She continually repeats, 92, that’s a lot of years and she’s right. She appears cheerful in her own present Buddhist like reality with no recent past or focus on the future. In her residence, the bedrooms are small and the residents are encouraged to spend their time in common rooms.
In contrast ,I visited a friend’s father in Buffalo who also lives in a residence. His room is large with his own TV and memorabilia around him. He spends most of his time there. I don’t know if the difference between the two is cultural or simply due to aquisitive power.
It could be a portion of us will spend our old age in places like these that are slightly reminiscent of dormitory life. That is, if we are lucky enough to be able to afford even the simplest of these places. What brings one to these places can be a simple fall, a chronic illness, or just the lack of anyone to help with the basic tasks of life.
Youth imagine death in a purely romantic way- that they’ll never get old, that they won’t live past, say 50. The joke Is on them- we see the old rockers in their 70’s still performing. So like with everyone else, old age creeps up on the youth and they will face the same uncertainties.
Two of the most common questions asked astrologers in India are when will I get married and when will I die. Perhaps that will help. With the notion of a time frame, you could prepare or if it’s off you could breathe in the beauty of another day and appreciate this fragile world even more.
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