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.
Men as they age
turn into cooks and cleaners
as if the less they have to do,
the more they are able to do,
in the art of living
for some, the mechanics of it
gives way to the subtle blending
of ginger, curry, and fresh cut vegetables,
sautéing in a pot thirsty for broth.
for others, living in a space
compatible with the essence generated
by a loving relationship, playing upon
the subtlety of the moment,
the aliveness of the moment,
just being in a dance together
simmering in a sensuous sauce.
then again not all men intend
upon the now and again,
and sadly miss the point of being
able to give and let live,
in the art of living.