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Re: aging issues in and out of therapy Dinah

Posted by floatingbridge on September 2, 2011, at 11:11:41

In reply to Re: aging issues in and out of therapy floatingbridge, posted by Dinah on September 1, 2011, at 7:59:40

> Well, perhaps it's a bit further below the surface today.

:-/. Sorry. How goes it today?

> I certainly don't despise people at any age. But when I meet many people my own age I have a tendency to call them "ma'am" or "sir", and see them as an authority figure. Not all of them, certainly. But it's always a shock to see people who look quite matronly, and discover they are my
age. Thank heavens no one seems to see me as an authority figure.

Why? Certainly you have some authority, yes?

> I don't think of myself as an idealist. Just someone who tends to hoard scarce resources. I have three diet cherry cokes left, and can't seem to find more. I sure do worry about how I use those three diet cherry cokes than I did when my pantry was full of them. Well, I'm not exactly down to three
diet cherry cokes of life, but neither do I have a pantry full. I get angry with myself for squandering them.

I guess I confuse perfectionist with idealist. I recall you posting once about the possibility of being a perfectionist, thus not getting things done. But maybe that was what I read
into in why bother even starting when it won't come out 'right' anyways. I get to be both in this life. Woo-hoo.

Anger about squandering resources. Guess I feel grief right now. About squandering those resources. I have heard that coming to terms with all those roads not taken and the losses (if i am reading you at all correctly...) is a passage of maturing. With a passage, there is another side to get to. Being so aware sounds like a ticket to a good destination to me.

I think you are the bee's knees, Dinah, and I find your posts and the thinking implicit in them interesting.

Best wishes to us all on the journey.

I dig a pony.




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