The dancer aged 106 who bans the word 'old' - BBC News

She has whittled it.

And refined it.

She has pared it down over the years.

Until it is something fine and indefinable.

The young don’t have it.

With their restless and boundless energy.

Always fidgeting and stuttering.

She makes reaching for a glass of water and act of grace.

She glides from her chair into the kitchen.

She washes the dishes with smooth and precise movements.

A conservation of energy that only the old have perfected.

Making everything seem effortless.

Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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