At 85


I saw her struggling with two bags, a small one in her left hand and a huge bag to her right. I quickly walked towards her and offered to carry her bag. She hesitantly agreed. The airport was very busy for an early morning (5:40am for me its like midnight so I was still rubbing my eyes). There was a long long queue, we started talking. I asked her where she was from. She said 'Chicago' and then after a minute she said 'I am from Denver, I have lived in Chicago for past 85 years so takes me a moment to remember that I have recently moved to Denver'. She continued 'I get dressed only once so like to travel early'. I told her 'You dont look like you are 85yr old'.

Her face lit up and with a faint smile she said 'Thank you'. I admired her beautiful face and silver hair. Her hands trembled every time she spoke. She was careful and made sure at all times I was ahead of her. I suppose she suspected I might run away with her luggage. We had to part ways since she had to stand in a different line. She thanked me.
I was now walking away from her but  I could not take my eyes off her and saw she found it hard to drag both the bags together again. I told Mr.R I will meet him at the gate. I rushed towards her and she was so pleased to see me again. For the next minutes we were together and then I left her at her gate.

I was walking towards my gate wondering how would I look at the age of 85, would I travel alone,  would I color my greys or flaunt it, there so many thoughts but one question made me go numb      
 
Would I live that long ???

Would I live that long, Ananya's fear, Seattle lifestyle blogger

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24 comments:

  1. This was lovely and so truthful. The elderly are fascinating because they've lived through so much and their ideas are just so different from those in our generation. It's nice to wonder where on earth we'll be at that age, and what the younger generations will be like.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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  2. lovely post~ Hope you live that long and beyond~

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  3. Ananya, you really did a great job. She will always bless you. I can realte to her because I am nearing eighty and can visualise her feelings of relief..

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  4. Very touching... sometimes even I wonder whats it going to be when old..85

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  5. When I think of 85 , a grave pops up in my mind :P
    Nice post dear !

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  6. This was wonderful...very touching. Thank you for visiting my blog doll :) xx

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  7. May you live long and wear a beautiful smile throughout your life even in the moment of death!

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  8. Lovely post and experience : travels are surprising ! ;) http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  9. nice post!

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  10. GREAT DEAR!!!
    Xx
    S.
    www.manthroughclothes.blogspot.com

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  11. 'A helping hand is never let down!' thus goes the Saying.... God truly blesses the one behind such acts....Best Wishes!

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  12. Seriously, I also think about these things. Ur writing is so heart warming.

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  13. Sometimes when I see a happy elderly couple, I wonder if I will be happy like them so many years down the lane, and then I start wondering if it would happen, and what would happen :-)

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  14. Very thought provoking. I don't have a history of greying early so I am planning to show off my grey hears of wisdom when they start to appear. If they were to start now or a few years ago I may not feel so great about it. I loved your story today.

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  15. Old women in Korea definitely don't look old and also, they keep themselves fit by walking, hiking, swimming. I guess it is just our attitude that we have to hold on to to and then, age just becomes a number. I am sure you would cruise your way through your 80s and 90s along with your grandchildren :)

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  16. Loved the heart-warming way you presented this Ananya. Every time I see elderly people, I too start wondering about how life would be when I am old. All sorts of questions start raising their heads and then it's get all melancholic for a while - thoughts about pointless/futility of it all, meaning of life, et al...then take centre-stage.

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  17. A beautiful and inspiring tale, Ananya. People who lives long are so strong and endearing to see them, holding on mightily to life. I am not sure whether I'll be resilient and reach an elixir in life. Thanks for writing about the lady. We need such stories from time to times and makes us feel good:)

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