On Growing Old

At a certain point
the water deepens,
the ground beneath
begins to shift,
the earth becomes invisible
each step becomes an unknown risk.
You can become afraid to move,
You cannot leave a game unwon
important things remain for you.
… just get them done.


About Senator Murray Sinclair (retired)

Ojibway Anishinaabe Inini Mizhanagheezhik (n’dizhinikaaz) Namiigoonse (n’dodem) Lawyer, Mediator, Public Speaker Currently Canadian Senator for Manitoba Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (2001-2016) Associate Chief Judge off the Manitoba Provincial Court) (1988-2001) Co-Commissioner of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba) (1988-91) Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquiry Judge (1997-2000) Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2009-2015) Thinker, poet, writer, philosopher, speaker.
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3 Responses to On Growing Old

  1. annika says:

    So beautiful.


  2. a lovely call to action at any point in life when perspectives change


  3. None of us know how much time is left. I am so frustrated by my inability to help move things forward and fear that time will be the faster of us two.


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