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Mansfield Ohio, Ohio
United States
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To kill a Mocking Bird, Ya Ya Sisterhood, Calendar girls. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

oldies, anyone that has a beautiful voice.
Sara Brightman, Jonny Cash, Iz, oh there are so many why name anyone ..

John Grishman, James Patterson

readin, writing, listening to music, some tv shows, Paranormal studies, UFOlogy, Coast to Caost Radio Program,

04/09/08 April is child abuse awareness month offenders should:
03/14/08 If you could choose to stay an age oll your life which would you choose?
03/11/08 what do you wear?
03/07/08 Teens who murder someone should..
02/25/08 The Oscars were last night how do you fell about award shows like this.

For starters that is not my picture I want to be loved not for my looks but for my wonderful wit and sense of humor.. as well as my deep sense of
living life every day for what ever I can get out of it. I did not write the following words but it sums up my view of life and how I am living mine.
Old Age, I decided, is a gift.
I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

hose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?
I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I wil l walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have nev er laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

o, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)

Kids laughing, good fun, witty people, crazy people, old people. smart people.

sarcastic people, unclean people, mean people, snobs

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