Echoes of Elul Day 14: Feeling Mortal

By Karen Warren

I’m going to die.
I’ve known it for a long time, but I found it difficult to believe.
They said it was inevitable. I laughed and ran and lived.
Now, I feel it in my bones and glimpse it in the mirror.
My children’s children are growing so fast, as my gait slows.
Mid life is now behind me. I set my alarm to remind me there is still a walk I must take to keep me fit for the life ahead.
I can not see what lies ahead, but can feel the love around me and know that those I have loved will lead the way.
I wish I’d asked more questions and paid better attention.
Now I’m ready to listen.

One Response to Echoes of Elul Day 14: Feeling Mortal

  1. Barry Levinson September 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

    Karen any person over 50, 60 or certainly 70 has probably had similar feelings as the ones you so eloquently expressed above.
    At some point in our lives we realize our mortality and wonder had did it go by so very fast.
    With age hopefully comes not only experience but wisdom. And that wisdom can help all of us enjoy our later years more fully.
    Some of the best advice is to live in the present for we can not change the past and the future is uncertain.