Meanig of Old

Nurses Spirituality


Specializes in ambulant care.

A very wise man told me :

" O my girl, getting old is fine. Being old is ... !"

Specializes in Emergency Department.

[h=2]When I Am Old.[/h][TABLE]


[TD=align: center]When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,

And I shall spend my pension

on brandy and summer gloves

And satin sandals,

and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,

And run my stick along the public railings,

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick the flowers in other people's gardens,

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,

And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,

Or only bread and pickle for a week,

And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats

and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,

And pay our rent and not swear in the street,

And set a good example for the children.

We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?

So people who know me

are not too shocked and surprised,

When suddenly I am old

and start to wear purple!

Jenny Joseph[/TD]




Specializes in MCH,NICU,NNsy,Educ,Village Nursing.

GrumpyRN--thank you for this post! I am proud to say that I am already practicing! There is freedom in age that I didn't feel when I was younger, I suppose. I try not to embarrass my kids too much, but if I do, well, I do....keeps them on their toes!

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