“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin, dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in, lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove, dance me to the end of love, dance me to the end of love.” ~ Leonard Cohen
Today, like I often do, I randomly read a few blog posts. One particular post caught my attention. It had been written by someone whom I supposed was at the younger end of the spectrum. Some of the remarks made by the blogger were quite humourous, whilst others were a little unkind.
Included was a photograph of a naked couple kissing, but with bodies facing away from the camera. The wrinkled, sagging skin, coupled with white thinning hair gave credence to the obvious assumption that the pair were in their twilight years. The comments made by the blogger showed that in her mind, this pair of elderly bodies was not a pretty sight and she saw no further.
I saw something different, I saw two totally uninhibited senior citizens who were not afraid to express their affection, two people in love with one another, appreciating and enjoying life.
How fortunate they are to have each other. How many elderly find themselves alone in life and at a time when they need company, love and affection the most.
Today I raise my glass to couples everywhere, but elevated above all are the seniors, I congratulate you, may your dance cards be always full. In your honour I play this video by Leonard Cohen, which just happens to be very special to me.
Written in response to the daily word-prompt ‘elevate‘