Weekly Writing Challenge: The Golden Years

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This is written by a fellow WordPress blogger, who captured come thoughts, wise words, poetry, and photos about aging and those golden years.

Mirth and Motivation

“All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Weekly Writing Challenge: The Golden Years - Wisdom Weekly Writing Challenge: The Golden Years – Wisdom

Wiki/Dictionary.com does not provide a word origin but notes the phrase emerged in the 1950s. Unconfirmed sources say that Merrill Lynch Investments used the phrase in an advertising campaign. The traditional golden anniversary occurs at 50 years of marriage, a mark that few couples would have seen prior to the 1950s, and golden years might bring up thoughts of people of sufficient age to have a golden anniversary, which would then imply people over about 65 or 70 years.

Everything Changes
As the cycle of life ends
Golden Parachutes…

The wisdom of age
Measured words of compassion
As the twilight dawns…

What are the Golden Years? Have you ever wondered where the term Golden Years originated from? The blockqoute above tells us. However…

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