How much of us fades away
Things we used to be
Words we used to say
Lost in unremembered yesterdays
© 2014 Peter Anstiss

  1. stacilys says:

    This is beautiful Peter, and so true. The older I get, the more it is evident. Although, there are many things that shape us and change us, whether it be for better or worse.

  2. "A Curious Mind" says:

    Reblogged this on "A Curious Mind".

  3. SonniQ says:

    This, is also why I write – words and music. In fact, i was talking about it to my mother today, who is 82. She has such wonderful stories. If we don’t write down the things in our mind eventually we will get lost. When I have great great grandchildren, none of them will remember my mother and the wonderful person she is. I told her she should start a journal and dedicate 30 minutes a day to writing anything that pops in her head. If not, shed, and all of us becomes the name on the back of a picture and now, as everything is digital, even that will get lost and all the memories will get lost. she asked me to help her. Maybe we’ll set aside a writing time each day. The elderly have lived through so much and wisdom I only dream of having. Youth have youth – but older people have wisdom. hmm – that would make a good post.

  4. petescribes says:

    Wow, Sonni, you dug up a very old gem here, I had forgotten I had written that. What a wonderful idea to get your mother to write a little each day. Personal social history is a thing we all have in old photos passed down from generation to generation but we have so few words and I sometimes wonder in the digital age if we are leaving even less. Perhaps the archeologist of the futures will sift through old posts like this one to discover what we all thought and felt.

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