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VxPoem ID: 45884

Category:
personal_life

Posted: May 25th. 2015 1:36:54 PM

Views: 781

This Old Campus

by Stewart Bitkoff

Age Group: Adult



Awhile back, one of my associates suggested that I write about what is going on in my life; focusing on what it is like for me growing old.

In the main, I have resisted doing this because I have struggled with the aging process; particularly as this period has filled with sickness, going to doctors and watching those I love deal with illness and death.

Often the day is not pretty, yet, it is often filled with opportunity to use spiritual practice. Exercises like living in the moment- are essential aspects to my new life. For when the sun comes out from behind the cloud: one must stop what they are doing, celebrate and breathe deep the glorious moment.

Today I went for a walk up by the old campus of the community college; recently abandoned and waiting for a new buyer, this campus has been replaced by a newer more modern version.

The parking lot is empty; the grass is over grown and debris liters forgotten corners. I have an affinity for this place and, over the years, when classes were not in session spent many an afternoon walking in the quiet serenity.

Nowadays this old campus and I have much in common; having outlived our original usefulness we are waiting for a new buyer, with a renovation plan. Leaving behind the habits and thoughts of yesterday, I too must focus on the distant horizon; pulling toward me the next stage of my journey.

Growing old I am faced with many certainties and many unknowns. Yet, as I walk in the sunlight and repeat the Holy Name: joy fills my heart and I envelop the hillside with love. Knowing that tomorrow is what I make of it and I have within my hand a wondrous wand to help create Reality.
-SB




Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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