I am approaching a milestone birthday.
I am an old woman.
At best, I have a few fly-by years left.
This is my newly articulated decision:
I have spent a lifetime fighting for Life on every level.
I have achieved, sacrificed, overcome impossible health problems,
Served and served and served, given and given and given.
Some have chosen to reject me.
Now I renounce all regrets. I anticipate nothing.
Do not advise me to be faithful.
Don’t tell me to do “what’s right and it will be all right”.
Do not tell me to be brave or strong or careful.
I refuse. I refuse to explain myself.
I also refuse to abandon any lovely creature comforts in my life.
I love you with a fire in my eye. Love me.
Love me extravagantly.
Or leave me.