Beautifully expressed; resonates with the soul.
Photo of artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz (PD). Though O’Keeffe’s vision was compromised by macular degeneration in later years, she continued to work well into her 90s.
It has been said that we become more ourselves, as we grow older. Superficial beauty fades, and a softer (or, in some cases, starker) beauty takes its place. This incorporates our scars, evidence of the life we have lived, with and without our consent.
We long, in youth, to be part of a larger whole – the beloved or a noble cause, perhaps. The paths we take determine greatly – and depend greatly on – whether or not that happens.
The heart calls us to venues and ventures we would never have thought ourselves capable of pursuing, let alone achieving. Sometimes though it seems we are being led. Not by our desires alone, but by some external force.
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