Thursday, January 22

Geography + A Link

Don't you wish you had been there? I do. This pic was taken by someone in my family on 1-20-09. DO click to enlarge!


You owe it to yourself to go and read this wonderful memoir of the time a son spent with his aged father. It is beautifully written, poignant, and timely.
Edit: this site takes a while to load because the photos are so large, but it is worth the wait.

And now:


Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa: half-discovered, half-wild, fertile, and a natural beauty!

Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe: bold, in her prime, and open to trade.

Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain: sizzling, seductive, and sure of her own beauty.

Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece: older, but still an enchanting, desirable place to visit.

Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain: a glorious, all-conquering sovereignty.

Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Israel: been through wars, takes care of business, and does not make the same mistakes twice.

Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada: self-reliant, but still open to embracing new and different people.

After 70, she is like Tibet: alluring, fascinating, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages...only those with an adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge visit there.

Between 1 and 70, a man is like Iran: ruled by nuts.


Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear, Judy. Thanks for posting this.

donna said...

Nice. Sent to one of my older female friends...

Tabor said...

Once again a good post. I was mesmerized by the journal of the young man with his aging father---didn't notice there was text until I re sized the window. The parallels to my husband and his mom when she came to live with us her last two years was haunting.

bobbie said...

The photo is spectacular!

the geography is super. Gave me a good laugh early int he morning.

Farrago said...

That is an awesome photo. To have been that close and STILL see all those thousands of heads in front of you!

And thanks for the geography laugh...actually didn't see that coming!

PI said...

That photo gave a much better overall view than the sideways view on the BBC - not that I'm grumbling - it was great to feel so many of one's friends would all be doing the same thing at the same time.
Ah Tibet - I'm OK then:)

PI said...

Judy: I followed the link but the screen kept slipping finally the second photo came up and I could read the adjoining text but then I couldn't move it. I don't know why.
Of course it recalled my brother who died of Alzheimers

Mojo said...

I should've seen that coming. I've never made it to Tibet, but the Canada of which you speak is certainly alluring. *wink*

sage said...


Ark Patti said...

Such a good laugh. Sure hope this year takes me to Tibet. And here I thought 70 would be Ho-Hum.
Couldn't bring up the link though Just a huge picture of a marvelously expressive face. Will try Tabor's trick.
You had a very lucky family member to have actually been there. I personally preferred the warm, toilet friendly version.

Grannymar said...

ON Tuesday I wished I was an American!

robin andrea said...

A wonderful photograph. The enlarged version really gives a sense of grandeur in a way that other photos I've seen didn't.

A lot of good humor here too.

Kay Dennison said...

Interesting and fun!!!!!!!!!!

Beverly said...

The photo is wonderful!

I love those ages. I think the 60-70 one fits me well. And then the men...LOL

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Great picture! Wish I'd gone (was afraid, after hearing all the traffic/crowd gloom and doom,that I might not get back to the 'burbs in time to pick up the kids from school!). said...

I'm glad I wasn't there. I was glad to be snug in a blankie on my couch where I could watch the inauguration and catch all the action again in "slow motion"

Palm Springs Savant said...

it must have been amazing to be there for the experience!

Swell post today, loved the story too.