As I Knock On 70’s Door

As I approach 70 I think of my mother, fat as a pumpkin with me, and I bless her from my heart.
May I share some words from Wendy Wright, who wrote in her essay “Memories of Now,”  that “Remembering is primary to the art of living. . .especially as one lives long. As we look back over the fabric of our lives and take stock, the task first becomes one of loving our true story. It has made us who we are.”
And all of you who have give me love and inspiration and courage and companionship, you are in my story and I bless and thank you.  And going forward, I want to live to 120 and dance with all of you the night before I die. Cheers. Jim


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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1 Response to As I Knock On 70’s Door

  1. Your mother must have been so cute carrying her little boy around, never really knowing that he would become a bright star and inspiration to so many.  I am so glad that my crooked path led me to you, my darling.  Buon compleano!  Love, Mary  

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