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Spread #141- Predictability August 10, 2011

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Getting old is what the universe ordered, but the rest we order ourselves. Age roads are certain to be paved, but where they lead us is up to the maps we create. Predictability is comforting, however we shouldn’t let it soothe us to a point of sedation.

BTW, Isn’t my mother-in-law grand? Look at this magnificent face map..


1. many - August 10, 2011

Magnifique. Amitiés

2. apaperbear - August 10, 2011

A beautiful wonderful spread & so thoughtfully said. I can’t imagine you going into old age quietly!


3. Gilat Gur-Arie Greenberg - August 10, 2011

inspiring as always,

4. iHanna - August 10, 2011

You made me think of Murakami that I read on the train to work this morning, where he says pain is inevitable, suffering is optional… 🙂

5. lollok2 - August 10, 2011

Orly, this is so beautiful and profound… You are creative and articulate!

6. Christina Brittain - August 10, 2011

I’m not sure the Universe even ordered us to get old! I am guessing adding up numbers as we live through time needs to happen – but “getting old?!” YOU have certainly shown that as optional, Orly. Thanks for being a living refreshment, rejuvenation, and inspiration to stay curious and alive – and YOUNG!

7. Eva Macie - August 10, 2011

Speaking from experience, for me,how long the road is paved is never certain nor is the outcome. I did not expect my brother or sister-in-law, would pass on at such an early age or that the economy to have such a negative impact on my senior years.I would have to examine every minute detail to see all of my involvement in creating these unexpected roads on my map.

8. Nathalie Nayer - August 10, 2011

Funny… I’m getting older but feeling younger every day! Never had so much energy! But before i’m getting too old, my dream is for you to come to Europe (The Netherlands maybe?) and offer an art journaling RETREAT!!! Because Washington, Mexico and San Diego are way too far for me… sigh
Love your spread. as always.

9. Arlene Wanetick - August 10, 2011

My prayer is for the word “young” to stop being the ideal and the world “old” to stop being a dirty word. This is my work going forward.

10. Marit - August 10, 2011

Awe… what a true and wise words Orly! It makes me feel in peace with my eye-bags and wrinkles righ now (but don’t ask me tomorrow morning…)

11. kathryn - August 10, 2011

well said…being kind and nonjudgmental to ourselves as we are aging is of utmost importance!! staying away from full length mirrors also helps!!!

12. donna - August 11, 2011

She is lovely! A beautiful post Orly..

13. aimee - August 15, 2011

spot on as always! this is beautiful, orly.

14. Dreaming Bear - August 16, 2011

That’s a lovely page!

15. Seth Apter - August 20, 2011

Love that photo…and your thoughts in this post.

16. pamelajane - August 23, 2011

it’s lovely that “older” allows, at least for some of us, some degree of serenity in better knowing ourselves and not taking ourselves too seriously, flaws and all.

17. JenCabezas - November 21, 2011


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