Thursday, December 31, 2020

Aha Moment-um

“We see now how it doesn’t take long to get old” 
Commented Jim as we chatted this morning
 and marveled at the hastier haste of each year. 

From smooth youth to wrinkles
from 'na' to 'aha'
in the ever-present now
time keeps its vow

(this weekend our son is planning on moving out for a few months
so I dug up this song)


I might not miss Matt's mega-laundry heaps that much but
I will miss cooking for him. 
Jim is gone most weeks and I was always glad for
Matt's working-man appetite to give me an excuse to cook
heartier suppers than we women generally choose.

We see now what those before us, tried to tell us those years before 
We understood how swift the surge of moments washes Decade’s shore 
Where we become more tuned to tides that flow so fluidly through us 
While marveling at how each year seems quicker than the previous 

And now we see how easily we get to where our parents were 
When they tried to impact on us the brevity of here-to-there 
While we were busy being much the way that young people still are 
So sure, that time is on their side and getting old is far, so far 

Aha, aha, we say as we see time its timeless truths unfold 
Where we cannot divert the flux bent on turning young people old 
But bear in mind that to be kind is always age-appropriate 
And we are not at the mercy of time but of He who authors it

We see now how we ought to make the most of each and every age 
Where, no matter how old we are change always strives for center stage 
Thus, keeping us astonished by Time’s polished howdy-do and bow 
As it keeps on delivering the aha, of what we see now 

© Janet Martin 

sometimes it feels as if Jim and I turned old-er like this...
He sends me pictures...

as well as he often calls while rolling down the highway.
He is a much better conversationalist than I, so thanks to him
we communicate a lot in spite of miles between!

Happy New Year!!

Let's not look back too long
Or look ahead too far
For we might miss The Very This
Of right here, where we are!

Jim Reeves

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’


  1. Happy New Year, Janet and family! The very best wishes for 2021!


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