Aging has its issues. Downsizing and relocating is often part of the process. Letting go of the things we have emotional attachments to can be very stressful. In time we might discover that the reshuffling of our life has very positive results. Smaller places mean less work. Retirement communities can provide resources that add to our life. What happens as we await metamorphosis is up to us. Our attitude and mindset makes a big difference in that outcome.
We wrap ourselves with strands of life
That tells our story from front to back.
A life of joy and sorrow…
All woven into that cocoon we call home.
Layer after layer we weave the strands.
Stories, pleasures, and memories abound
Bringing undefined feelings of love
To our ephemeral life.
Family and friends give life its edge.
Children and grandchildren cut deep into our souls
Embedding themselves in the fabric of our cocoon.
Cool crisp mornings with coffee and tea.
Birds and flowers and vines of Kiwi.
Unspeakable joy and pleasures surround
In our home cocoon we’ve so tightly wound.
Time to let go and break out of our shell.
Who knows what joys and pleasures we’ll tell
In transformation of mind and matter.
Though parting is great sorrow
There is still hope for tomorrow
Beyond this cocoon we call home.