Posts filed under: Senior Center

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as it if had nothing else in the universe to...
“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets It looks as though there is some hope for...
“And so, with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was...
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring, or the fall, or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the...
As you know, the Senior Center does not sell cars or clothes, but it certainly does embody the other values mentioned in the quote. After having been at the wonderful...
It was mid March and I woke up to heavy, wet snow. I growled out the window, “Hey, it’s almost spring. Enough!” Then I panicked as I thought, “Is the...
Returning last weekend from Seattle, it was clear the party had already started there—about a month ago. Unfortunately, the temperature had not caught up with the flowering trees, so my...
Well, yes—and sometimes, no. The numbered spot where I park my car in front of my place has a significant indentation and loves to gather all the water available from...
“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.” ~ Henry Williamson Just today, a friend of mine in Washington, D.C., emailed me a photo...
Looking for quotes to use here can be rather time consuming. Considering spring was coming (soon?) and Daylight Savings Time was almost here, I searched ‘new beginnings,’ ‘anticipation,’ ‘impatience’ and...
Sound a little familiar? Which type are you? How is it that when we are young we are often compelled to think we have the answers? Yet as we age,...
Have you noticed that your attitude toward snow changes as the season wears on? At the outset, it’s that wonderful, magical, winter wonderland stuff—and in March, it’s a guest who...
So many words for cold: nippy, frigid, freezing, brutal, brisk, refreshing, crisp, bitter, glacial, biting, piercing, numbing, raw, arctic – and a few others I’ve never heard of, like gelid...
Winter in Vermont: Snowy. Cold. Dark. Umm, how about two out of three? For me, the snow (the more the better) and the cold (okay to -20F) present both a...
On Monday December 17th, Chef Roland and Lisa Gaujac provided the Senior Center with a delicious holiday lunch. We are very grateful for their generosity and feel so fortunate to...
Having your sip of joy might be easier than you think. Just remembering where you’ve tasted it before might help you notice it when it appears again. (It’s not that...
Okay, so perhaps you think that it's easy for Hawking to talk about “the joy of discovering”—after all, he was doing ‘important work.’ But that need not be the yardstick....
Some of my grateful moments are these: Driving by the two teenaged girls jogging down the road with their ponytails swaying in unison. The colony of seagulls widely spaced out...
This quote probably describes the state of mind of many of our Senior Center visitors. Being “retired” seems to have the image of bored, older citizens at loose ends with...
Ah, yes, those scary words: old age. This quote seems to suggest that it might just be an attitude or a mindset more than anything. So perhaps to “triumph over...