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I can’t make up my mind as to whether to use the Windows 7 computer I bought for $200, or just get an iMac for $1299. On cost alone the choice should be obvious! But going back a number of years I’ve dreamed of getting a Mac some day. The wonderful Windows XP (SP3) operating system I’ve had for many years is going to be abandoned by Microsoft in April so I have to make a decision. Some say one can keep Windows XP and protect it by using Sandboxie. I read this on Bleeping Computer. But I’m not sure I should go that route. Well, perhaps I should look into it. But I’d still be stuck with my $200 Windows 7 computer, keyboard and mouse. I’d need to get a monitor but that would be less than $100 for a 17 inch. Just can’t make up my mind.

A poem by Yeats

Just now I’ve been skimming through the poems about aging on poetry.org. This one by Yeats which once I had memorized spoke to me.


When You are Old
by W. B. Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Yes, I dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and see too their shadows deep. Did you know the end was near? You so liked “The End” by Mark Strand. Yes, I loved the pilgrim soul in you, but feared the sorrows of your changing face. And now my Love has fled and is hidden somewhere amid a crowd of stars. Can I find you there?

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