Living with Caer

Living with Caer
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USA
Birthday
October 22
Bio
CAER HALLUNDBAEK is an award-winning author, educator and communicator on spirituality, religious tolerance and faith worldwide. A founding director of the Godspeed Institute, she is the host of the popular radio program of the same name which airs on the Progressive Radio Network every week. For inspiration, guidance, and to hear her conversations with spiritual leaders and scholars around the world, visit: www.godspeedinstitute.com.

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 1:03PM

Thees…. ees FEEFTY… muchachos

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“Thees… ees FEEFTY… muchachos,”

 

I growl in my best Banderas. 

 

This day arrived much too fast 

Flying in from some faraway place

I’ve kept at bay   

 

For months

 

As it made its approach 

Looming closer on radar 

I was one moment peaceful,  

The next, rapt with the pangs  

Of Brevity.   

 

Now

 

The day has come

 

Morning drive 

On the air waves, God intervenes 

and stings, through Stevie Nicks

 

Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?

Can I handle the seasons of my life?   

 

At last one tear makes its descent

I see it in the rear view mirror 

One tear – una  a good one,   

A little girl’s tribute to Time.   

 

Time makes you bolder

Even children get older

I'm getting older too 

Oh I'm getting older too  

 

Thirty five, forty, forty five 

All brought with them the voyage of  

Love and babies all journeying together  

 

But this is different; this is sole   

 

It’s twilight time 

Evening dinner, candlelight 

Glowing faces all around 

Starry eyed children, loving man   

 

Snapshot 

Caer-at-50-for-web

 

“Thees… ees FEEFTY… muchachos.”

 

Barefaced, unadorned 

Clear eyed 

Sharp – no longer callow   

 

Tonight life is right-sized; quiet; worn gently 

A silken stole  

 

“Thees… ees FEEFTY… muchachos,”

 

I growl in my best Banderas. 

I say it like Puss in Boots.  

Ees the only way I can.    

 

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Copyright © Caer Hallundbaek      

 

 

 

 

 

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Thees... is fabulous. Brava.
Poignant, beautiful. I love the last line!

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Thank you... It is fun, after all ;)
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Thank you Lunchlady 2... Always good to hear from you. May you always be lifted up... Your bio reads like a Psalm - beginning in devastation, finding one's bearing, ending in Hope. Bless you.
Feliz cumpleaños, chica. :-)
Love it! My turn comes in September - I shall begin practicing my Banderas impression now.

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