Posts Tagged ‘ change ’

BLENDING AND BENDING: A TREATISE ON AGING

Nov 16th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Aging reshapes us. It does so as we blend and bend to the unusual events in our growing. We are not the same today as we were yesterday. We have had mind altering experiences offering us new insights, changing our perspective, shaking up our opinions, entering our system. No two days are alike as we age. We profess our devotion to routine, but really every new day insists upon its unique identity.

To do so it happens that we are deluged with all kinds of incursions into our lives. The more interaction there is, the more blending and bending takes place. We either blend with the episodes that introduce themselves to our persona, we bend to accommodate the often uninvited incursions or we attempt to ignore them. The latter, a futile effort, usually only delays our having to deal with the issues anyway.



CHANGES THAT AFFECT ALL SENIOR CITIZENS

May 31st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

No matter who you are, where you are in the stages or passages of life, you will be confronted with change. Seniors are notorious, in some quarters, for being resistant and hostile to change. Like it or not, however it comes. Sometimes it comes with a fury. Sometimes subtle, slow change invades our lives and routines. Change is, to no one’s surprise, inevitable.

It also impacts others in younger generations. It insinuates itself into what was thought to be an otherwise stable existence. It comes suddenly, dramatically, definitively. When it does it alters our universe, our otherwise comfortable existence. Just when we thought everything had reached its apex of emotional and psychological comfort, change comes along and upsets us. Nothing stays serene and secure forever, and often, not for long.