SEN-ESSENCE, “on the art of aging’ published in 2010, is available on amazon. After being officially labelled “old” at 65 by the Canadian Gov’t, in SEN-ESSENCE, over the last many years, I have explored the aging process (senescence), and the attributes (essence) that make us who we fundamentally are – forever young at heart.
Re-tire, Re-tread, Re- make,
when you need to stop expanding
in the universal scheme of things
whoadown, slow down,
leave behind the rebound,
spend time staying healthy doing the daily
comealong, and not much more.
Re-mind, re-start, re-take,
go with the flow of a transcending theme
quantity dis-abled, quality en-abled,
joy embedded in the doing and so much more.
It’s all about making room
for the new shoots,
nature nudging you to go out and play,
reinventing yourself versus
becoming a product
of a disposable world.
If you don’t use it,
it wears down
from lack of friction with life,
Most of the photography accompanying the poems are from a photo essay of the elderly (los Ancianos) who reside around Lake Chapala, Mexico. Los Ancianos, published in 2013, can be found on Antonio Ramblés travels! Blog: www.antoniorambles.com