I’ll be 64 a month. That is an inconceivable thing to type much less to comprehend. I’m older now than my mother got to be. Or her father, or her youngest brother. That legacy, and the sum of the years behind me, are much on my mind, especially as friends and loved ones continue to exit the stage. There’s been a lot of that lately; we recently said goodbye to one of our few remaining elders. All of us “kids” are now in our 50s and 60s.
Very nicely written Al and those very thoughts plague many of us. It is however helpful to know many others as yourself have those very thoughts and inspirations. Yes I agree that doing for others does in fact shift the focus.
I find that even thinking positively about smallish things will help me slow down and cool off.
At 74 now I too contemplate my departure in those "cooling off" periods of reflection.
Thank You for your words!