There are more than 50 shades of grey in life

There is no line to cross

To know when you have passed from pain-free to too much pain

There is no line to cross

To know when you have moved from independence to dependence

There is no line to cross

To know when you have moved from being married to being a life-long partner

There is no line to cross

To know when it is time to hold on or to let go

There is no line to cross

To know when you have moved from being balanced to being unbalanced

If there were a line – there would be no questions.  Life would be much simpler.  It is only in retrospect that the line can be seen – from the other side.

When, exactly, do we “get old”?

When, exactly, do we “get sick”?

When, exactly, do we “lose it”?

When, exactly, are we “happy”?

We live in the grey areas of life, the areas that have no definitive beginning or ending.  There are definitely more than 50 shades of grey in life.

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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5 Responses to There are more than 50 shades of grey in life

  1. Stacey you nailed this one. I have asked myself this a lot in regards to aging. When I leave a particularly difficult situation with work and then I see or talk to the littles in my life I wonder about that line….I don’t feel old. But they see me as “old”. Do my children see me as old? When do we see our parents as old? Do they feel old when we begin to see them as old? And then to consider all of the other aspects you considered. Deep waters here.

  2. Alan Baglien says:

    In the midst of it, one can not see! Lifc is reconized in the rear view mirror! I can better say where I’ve been!

  3. Gwen K says:

    Great perspective. I wonder if that is why the expression about hindsight being 50/50 was created. We often can’t see the line in front of us, but when we look back, there it is.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Yep, sometimes it’s a complete fog.

  5. pepe says:

    If we know the answer to all the ‘when’ and ‘why’, our life would be boring..our life itself is so unpredictable and this makes us to realised the importance of so many things.

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