A Sixty Year Old Woman

What preconceived notions spring to mind when reading or hearing that phrase?  I am not there yet but am thinking about it so as to be ready when the time comes.

While up on a roof re-pointing a wall alongside my husband, I wondered if that was 60 year old behaviour and that is when I realized I must have a pile of prejudice, some avowed, some un-avowed and even unconscious, indefinable but nevertheless present.  I have not minded thinking of myself as a “quinca”, short for quinquagénaire which means being in one’s fifties but “sexa”?  Maybe I fear a weakness, a waning.  The next dry day, I must be sure to climb the nut tree.

Part of being a penitent as encouraged by The Revelation of Arès is to free oneself from prejudice.  I do not accept a stereotype for myself so why should I do so for others?

nut tree 2008

 

 

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

2 responses to “A Sixty Year Old Woman”

  1. Life's Apprentice says :

    Absolutely! Why conform? It’s so much more fun to do what you’re capable of rather than limiting yourself.

  2. Missriete says :

    When I think of being sixty all I can think of is, “Still seven years to go before retirement.” LOL
    One of the many things I learned from my mother is to never conform to what others think you should be (or do). She was somewhat of a free spirit, dressing and behaving the way she wanted. She never acted her age. I intend to follow her example, even though I may not go as far as climbing a nut tree 😉

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