Faded

January 28, 2011
By Rhoderz BRONZE, Auburn, Indiana
Rhoderz BRONZE, Auburn, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase a butterfly around the field you will never catch it, but if you sit quiet and still in the grass it will come sit on your shoulder.


My hearing is fading and alas, so is my hope. I am well aware that I am growing old and i can never again be the youthful 24 year old i once was. My friends have all passed, and my husband is senile - silently sleeping in the rocking chair. Motionless, like a silhouette. I have given up trying to get through to him, so I often lay here and think, "what a darn good life i lived." I have been given all the time in the world and frankly, I despise it. I miss my cluttered lifestyle. The hustle and bustle of my younger years. Now I am practically alone, and slowly but surely, fading.


The author's comments:
I was sitting in PASS class at school just reflecting on life and studying my teacher who is somewhat elderly. I sat back and thought about what life might be like through an elderly woman's eyes so I decided to write about what I thought it would be like.

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