Reflections on Aging

The Friendship Test

April 25, 2017 Carole Leskin 0

One of the most memorable and influential people in my life was Mrs. Raboy. She was my second grade teacher. Unlike most of the other teachers at SC Elementary School she was not warm or [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Repurposing

March 2, 2017 Carole Leskin 2

It was December 29, 2016.  A bright winter sun pierced the spaces between the blinds causing me to wake up a bit earlier than usual. I opened my eyes gently and did not move, unwilling [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Snow – A Play in Two Acts

January 22, 2017 Carole Leskin 2

Act One It was Friday morning and the first snowstorm of the season was coming. The weather people on all the television stations began the alerts early. They told of the potential dangers, the damage [Read more…]

Item crocheted by Carole Leskin's grandmother
Reflections on Aging

My Grandmother’s Hands

November 2, 2016 Carole Leskin 6

It began as just another ordinary day. I woke up, stretched and gently put my feet over the side of the bed. I did my exercises, 15 minutes designed to loosen my stiffened joints and [Read more…]

Oil Painting based on "The Gift," photo by Vishal Jalan, via Flickr.com Creative Commons License
Reflections on Aging

The Gift

September 22, 2016 Carole Leskin 8

It wasn’t something I needed or wanted. Not something I secretly admired. It did not come wrapped in pretty paper. And it was not tied with a lovely bow. It was, in fact,  rather ugly. [Read more…]

"Balance," by Christopher A. Dominic, from Flickr.com (Creative Commons License)
Reflections on Aging

Finding My Balance

August 23, 2016 Carole Leskin 4

When I was a little girl my father would sometimes take me to the playground. I loved the swings. I hated the seesaw. The swings were magic carpets for me. Because they were hung at [Read more…]

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