T.G.I.F.

I know enough to realize that any reprieve my body is granted is only ever temporary. The body has an expiration date, and for those of us who care enough to forge on, to race the clock, much of our life’s work has to do with keeping that date at bay with maintenance, with spit and Band-Aids and all the laughter and intimacy and love we can cram into any twenty-four-hour day.

— Gina Frangello, Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason (Counterpoint, April 6, 2021)


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  1. yes, that long second sentence –

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  2. Maybe that means we need to try to slow it down way more…

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  3. Hmm, I’ll take quality over quantity any day though. 🙂

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  4. I wish I had that Italian fire for life! I am going to have many regrets one day..

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  5. So true. Doing my best to be a good steward for this little temple I’ve been gifted…. 🙂

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  6. I wonder if I’d want to know that expiration date…

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Agre!! … “I know enough to realize that any reprieve my body is granted is only ever temporary.” — Gina Frangello, Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason (Counterpoint, April 6, 2021).

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  8. Michael Zahaby says:

    Amen sister. That six day 5 mile jog, has gone down to 3miles, 4-5 days a week max

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  9. Yes! Yes! Yes! Personally, I buy bandaids in bulk (figuratively speaking)

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  10. Love and laughter — YES!

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  11. I think everything we want is already here. We just need to slow down enough to move into it. 😊

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  12. Christie says:

    Slow mode allows, appreciation…ha, Band-aids, bought two boxes today…and the only way I was able to go to the hardware store and the grocery store was to first take a prrescription tablet of 800 mg Ibprophen & a lovely, patient husband who drove me!

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