4/26/11 The early years of our lives tend to be about learning and experiencing; moving through the world as summer lawns absorbing ideas. We form opinions of our own about life. We are waking like a tree in spring. When we reach middle life, we release past attachments like the leaves in autumn. Winter brings the lines on our faces, grey hairs; we become striped down to our essence. There is nothing to fear in growing older~only beauty within.