Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Growing old gracefully...
I was speaking to an old uni friend the other day and we were laughing at how much we have changed. Gone are the days when we were young glamorous career girls charging round London. Now we're happily married, living in the countryside and more worried about our gardens and chickens than in going to the latest party. I wondered had we become boring. She reckoned not at all and then she sent me this great wee poem which just hit the nail on the head. Exx
If you ask me 'What's new?', I have nothing to say
Except that the garden is growing.
I had a slight cold but it's better today.
I'm content with the way things are going.
Yes, he is the same as he usually is,
Still eating and sleeping and snoring.
I get on with my work. He gets on with his.
I know this is all very boring.
There was drama enough in my turbulent past:
Tears and passion-I've used up a tankful.
No news is good news, and long may it last,
If nothing much happens, I'm thankful.
A happier cabbage you never did see,
My vegetable spirits are soaring.
If you're after excitement, steer well clear of me.
I want to go on being boring.
I don't go to parties. Well, what are they for,
If you don't need to find a new lover?
You drink and you listen and drink a bit more
And you take the next day to recover.
Someone to stay home with was all my desire
And, now that I've found a safe mooring,
I've just one ambition in life: I aspire
To go on and on being boring.