SEN-ESSENCE – when you think upon it

 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.



When you think upon it

no need

not to let the rooster crow.


just be glad you are in hearing distance.


no need to stop the rain,

seed the snow,

restrain from letting go.


no need to fear

for the divine evolution

is the letting go.


when you think upon it

what takes place,

what you weather

and are thankful for,


is but an awakening grace

needing not

but to let the rooster crow


just be glad

in the greeting

of another day


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:

One comment on “SEN-ESSENCE – when you think upon it

  1. I am glad to be greeting another day…as I like the way your thoughts seem to flow through the seasons within a day ….coming full circle again
    I enjoyed your thoughts …Thank you for sharing
    Take Care…You Matter…


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