Retrospective Evening

Written by: Ann Roske

A visit with my oldest friends the ones who know me best A quiet evening recalling our life together Our twenties - A quest to define who we are Searching for our purpose and place Hoping to make a difference In our thirties Struggling to not lose who we are Accepting new roles of wife and mother Doubting we make a difference In our forties Beginning to recognize who we are Disillusioned with career and life Wondering if we will ever make a difference Now in our fifties Embracing the person we have become Understanding that we will continue to change Knowing we make a difference every day Pouring another glass of wine We become quiet reflecting on life with my closest friends me, myself and I