Aging

 

Aging by Antonetta Sciarretta, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 24" x 36", 2013

Aging by Antonetta Sciarretta, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 24″ x 36″, 2013

I know what I want to discuss in my Bodyscapes session. I am not going to talk about your father’s Parkinson’s Disease. It’s bigger than that. It’s all we’re facing and WILL face in the future. Aging will be my topic.”

The words to create my mother’s poem fell into place easily. Aging lead to maturity which brought us to the idea of growing into certain characteristics associated with growing older and wiser. Her intention was to focus on what inner-emotional skills she will need when her role as care-taker will involve additional responsibilities of health and home. She wanted to search for meaning during this “unpleasant business of aging. Diana,” she informed. “Aging is not for the weak.”  Continue reading