Interesting Ideas for December 2021

As we near the end of 2021, here are some interesting ideas (around commemorating life events and tattoos for December…and a wish.

You’re never too old for tattoos!  An older couple with tattoos

There are many reasons that we use ‘ink’ to commemorate life events.  As someone who gifted me with a tattoo for a significant birthday, I agree with the people quoted in this Guardian article.

We’re not too old to get fit either!

The Guardian seems to focus on the over-50 crowd recently.  It seems that we’re becoming a tattooed, physically fit bunch 🙂  This article is quite inspiring…

My final thought for you, the following poem, written by Maureen Killoran, found me the other day. It summarizes what I wish for you, not just for this holiday season, but every season. Take care.

Not gold, nor myrrh, nor even frankincense
would I have for you this season,
but simple gifts, the ones that are hardest to find,
the ones that are perfect, even for those who have everything (if such there be).

I would (if I could) have for you the gift of courage,
the strength to face the gauntlets only you can name,
and the firmness in your heart to know that you (yes, you!)
can be a bearer of the quiet dignity that is the human glorified.

I would (if by my intention I could make it happen) have for you the gift of connection,
the sense of standing on the hinge of time,
touching past and future
standing with certainty that you (yes, you!) are the point where it all comes together.

I would (if wishing could make it so) have for you the gift of community,
a nucleus of love and challenge,
to convince you in your soul that you (yes, you!) are a source of light in a world too long believing in the dark.

Not gold, nor myrrh, nor even frankincense, would I have for you this season,
but simple gifts, the ones that are hardest to find,
the ones that are perfect,
even for those who have everything (if such there be).

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