This old rocker has been around.
It has lived in at least three different houses
and has rocked with many different people
across several generations.
Yes, the seat cover is a bit worn,
and there are a few scratches
on its frame.
It creaks a bit when it rocks.
Still it is beautiful...
aged to perfection,
it has character!
Why do we value these qualities
in our possessions...
but not in ourselves?
My wife of almost 43 years
was beautiful when I married her
and she is even more gorgeous now.
Heck... grizzled and weather beaten
that I am... I am quite a character myself.
We are all gloriously imperfect...
so prize those creaks, scratches,
lumps and wrinkles... It took a lot
of time and many life experiences
to earn them.