TRANSITIONAL DECADE A Reflection on Turning 70
Letting go of the 60’s years and back beyond with it’s sometimes bumpy road, it’s highs, its lows, it’s sorrows, forgiveness’s and the stuckness of spinning wheels. Enough now, it’s all passed. No more resistance ~ more allowing, in harmony I will flow.
Turning, crossing the threshold, letting go the illusions of perceived common sense and reason, I will enter this next decade’s season following my heart, my passion, not so much my head; less confusion and more fusion, is the road to which I am led.
The beloved Crone, the Wise Women, I join you, embracing this transition, full on. I will start to unfold, dancing down that uncommon road, coming into myself, my worth, my eternal beingness, understanding, maybe, for the first time, (and it’s a long time coming), this jumping out of the “what’s expected of me” mold.
I shall spin my 70 year old heart with love, joy and connection of endless creativity that keeps me expanding, weaving life’s shining threads, that “turns to gold”, if I play the game right. Like buds ready to burst in spring, like a bird ready to take flight, I enter my personal new decade with levity, for truly, if we choose to see it, feel it, and create it, it is always A BEAUTIFUL DAY!
– Maria Catherine Doglio – September 6, 2014
Birthday Poem Inspired by the song
Turns to Gold, ~ Welcome Matt Music (click title to play song)
With love and appreciation to my fabulous children, their cherished husbands, wives , my amazing grandchildren and my two ex-husbands, who taught me how to come into my own strength, and never forgetting the courage, fortitude and richness of life that all my Italian ancestors showed me.
Happy Birthday, my friend. 70 years young and on the path of following your passion and dreams. You are such a beautiful soul and I feel blessed to call you my friend. Your friendship has so influenced my life in so many ways. You have given me strength when I felt weakened, give inspiration when I am feeling uninspired. Calling you my friend is truly a honor. Enjoy the day surrounded by your wonderful family. Cathy
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Thank you for the wonderful tribute to friendship Cathy. I find the exchange of talent and friendship works both ways! Always embrace what you love to do. I had the best surprise family gathering for my birthday celebration at Cattelli’s in Geyserville–such gatherings are testimony for all that I am grateful for.
Happy belated birthday, Maria! Always loved being with you and glad you are still around kicking it. You look FABULOUS, Darling!!!
Thank you Kim! I plan to be kicking around for a long time – I have a lot of paintings to create!