Here’s to the Old Ones!
There is something poignant and wonderful about old animals.
They know their way around. Not much surprises or worries them. They’ve learned to accept life as it comes.
Look into their faces and you’ll find wisdom, grace, and experience. Perhaps they’ve lost some of the spit and fire of the youngsters or even the middle-agers.
But what they’ve gained is a beauty that to me is haunting and timeless.
“The most beautiful people (*animals) we have known are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle and loss and have found their way out of the depths. They have an appreciation of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people (*animals) do not just happen.”
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
* apologies for my adaptation