Crimson’s Creative Challenge #25 – To Be Young Again


“I wish I was young again,” said my aged companion Crisp as we ate our lunch beside the road to Norfolk.

Crisp had grown old gracefully and when I asked her what prompted that thought she looked over at the young girl sitting at the edge of the pond dangling her feet in the water.

“Some days I wish I could still do what I could when I was her age,” she replied a hint of wishful thinking in her voice. “Look at her, not a care in the world, if I sat there I doubt I could get up.”

We were both aging and ached and whinged from time to time but we tried to limit our complaining to once a week. But seeing the young flitting around always seemed to bring on the morose in Crisp.

She looked away, remembering, and took another sip of her tea.


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15 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #25 – To Be Young Again

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh, to be young again!

  2. crimsonprose says:

    Liked that take. Yea, age does take its toll.

  3. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    This is so heartfelt. I love this💕

  4. Lyn says:

    Ahh Crisp, I commiserate with you. Today with the rain, my knee is really ‘giving me gyp.’

  5. Dale says:

    I watch all those younguns crouch, and pop up like nothing… I hate them.

  6. Violet Lentz says:

    Poor Crisp. Do help her up and tell her how wonderful she looks. it will work to your advantage in the long run.. 😉

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