Glory.

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Akanksha, Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie11, Padmum and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get nine different flavours of the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Padmum.

That is a variety of Morning Glory. Its seeds are used as a hallucinogen. Now you know what made me write this post at five in the morning on a very rainy day here in
India. We are in the beginning of our Glorious Monsoon.

I am now in my golden years as a magazine for the elderly calls people over 50. By that definition, I am a golden oldie as I am almost two decades over their cut off point. So, what can glory be to me?

My blogger friend Ursula gets upset with my proclivity to use quotes and I inevitably respond that I prefer not to reinvent the wheel and so let other more capable writers speak for me. So, here I give some quotations that should give an indication of what I think of Glory. Where needed, I shall of course add a few of words of wisdom. The latter, to assure Ursula that I can write original stuff on glorious quotes.

“‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.”
~ Martha Graham

Am I mature? Cheerful Monk thinks otherwise!

“By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.”
~ George Bancroft

And my crown of glory is only fringed with gray hairs. I wonder if a bald pate excites envy!

“But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded.”
~Edmond Burke

I disagree. The age of chivalry may have gone, but chivalry itself is very much alive and kicking. I flatter myself that I am a very chivalrous person! I am still alive and have not kicked anyone in a long time but, can at need.

“Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

I am the most glorious person ever then!

“Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.”
~ Mikhail Lermontov

I am an ignoramus.

“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”
~ James Joyce

I would rather be gloriously passionate than just plain glorious when I pass boldly into that other world.

“Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes.”
~ Marcus Valerius Martial

I sure hope that it does.

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