Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Before the Golden Age

What do you call the period of time before the so called "golden age" - the time period when one is about ready to retire (from work) but yet have to continue working to be able to pay bills, and also continue fulfilling family responsibilities like caring for an aging parent.

Working in a flowershop, I get to work a lot on flowers for funeral services, flowers for grieving families, or flowers for gravesites for loved ones who passed a long time ago. When working on flowers for people I know, it becomes a personal "mission". It is very sad to note that last year I learned of the passing of high school classmate, and early this year, the passing of a college friend. They are my age, and I realize and I'm thankful for each day I wake up, alive!

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