Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

How I Found Joy in Getting Old(er)

Crow’s Feet Prompt #19

Purple hair doesn’t make me look younger, just brighter. Selfie by Marie A Bailey

When I was about ten years old, my favorite TV show was That Girl with Marlo Thomas. Oh, how I envied Ann Marie and how she could live alone in her own apartment, answerable only to herself. I even told my mother how much I looked forward to being like her, to being able to move out and have my own place. I thought my mother would share my enthusiasm. She did not.



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Marie A Bailey

Life-long writer. Three-cat mama. Introvert who loves solitude. Fledgling nature photographer. You can also find me at