LYRICS BY SANDRA HAMMEL ~ "...Needing no where to go, Because I'm already here..."
I am working through my feelings of being finally old. I have never wanted to be older than I am. When most kids looked forward to being older so that they could do certain things, I was feeling different. I never wanted to be older than I was. And most of my life I looked younger than I was. When I was substitute teaching in my early career as a teacher, another teacher approached me thinking I was a high school student and I had to tell him that I was a substitute teacher hired to work that day in the school that he taught in.
I have been journaling about this. Every day I look in the mirror and want to see the younger me. Now, I find I want to be a different age. Just not older. I often yell out when I am home alone: "I don't want to be old." But something has happened that I have said that if I can solve it about my health, that I will accept being old.
I am contemplating starting a new blog just on this subject. There are many of us in my generation that are walking into old age. And I can't be the only one that feels like I do. But in the meantime, here I post about this subject. I wrote a song about it called "More Alive". And below are some lyrics that I wrote today, but the music hasn't been attempted yet.
If anyone wants to repost my lyrics, please keep in mind that my name should be with the lyrics and a link to this post. It is only the right thing to do. And it would be good to put this up and trust you.
by Sandra Hammel
April 10, 2011, Sunday, 5:12 p.m.
All the things we do, so we can live tomorrow,
we can live tomorrow,
so little thought in living today,
What's in the worry that serves us well?
What's in the moment that freely can accept joy?
I don't want to feel guilty because I feel wholly here.
Because I feel free to live outside what is inside,
Free to feel,
Free to fly,
Free to know today and know I'm home.
Needing no where to go.
Because I'm already here.
Needing no where to go.
Out "there" is all right here.
❧TERROR WALKS TONIGHT ~ One Act Play ❧
❧ NEWPORT PLAYERS GUILD ❧
❧ CASINO THEATRE ❧
❧ NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND ❧
Screen shots from the video
The Original Flyer for the One Acts
I wished that they'd put the year on programs and flyers.
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