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Age is a quality of the mind

Age is a quality of the mind.
If you have left your dreams behind,
If hope is cold,
If you can no longer look ahead,
If your ambitions’ fires are dead-
Then you are old.
But if from life you take the best,
If in life you keep the jest,
If love you hold;
No matter how the years go by,
No matter how the birthdays fly-
You are not old.
H.S. Fritsch
This poem, written by H.S. Fritsch, was featured in the most recent issue of the NAELA newsletter. It reminds us that although our problems mount as the years progress, we are no older than how we act and feel.
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