Cynicism and Old Age

As we get older we often understand the subtleties that are part of the world.  Syrupy phrases no longer delight us.  Birthday cards with angels and pink backgrounds make us cringe.  We become officially cynics.

I don’t think cynicism is a bad trait.  It helps shine a rather bright spotlight on life itself, showing us both flaws and virtues.  I was not born a cynic.  I was not even born a realist.  I desired pleasure and laughter, not pain.  I searched for it in stories and situations that now only annoy me.

Perhaps like the wrinkles the years have bestowed upon me, cynicism is inevitable.  If so, bring it on.  I am glad to experience life in all its personas.

 

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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