Taking aging seriously

It occured to me that whenever I wanted to learn how to do something new, I always bought a book about it This used to be cause for much hilarity amongst friends and family. (After all, how does one learn to paint, sew, climb, do yoga, whatever…without first trying it?) Anyway, I am now sixty three and facing the hard facts about aging. So I decided to get serious about it, and have sent away for six books from various places in the world.

If I am still writing then you will know I am still doing it. Aging I mean.

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7 Responses to Taking aging seriously

  1. chris says:

    Conversely, we could just live outrageously till we drop …
    I’m only a year behind you!

  2. Graham says:

    I know we’re of the book generation but you’re on the world wide web
    all the information is at your fingertips at the end of a google search.
    I used to cause the same mirth in my family cos’ i was forever going to the library to find out about stuff.

  3. Joan says:

    On the other hand you could let it surprise you!

  4. Ray says:

    And on the other hand you could spend what you’re spending on books on a nice facial or hair colour or massage or day out in town!
    Or alternatively, visit the nicest wool shop in town (Glasgow St Margaret Drive) and buy something exotic that you can wrap round you when it’s made and feel comforted. Or alternatively, alternatively, you could visit the same wool shop and buy something for a wee dog who will have aged considerably by the time you make it up into a seasonal covering for her wee body!

    But this is you Freda, and if you can find it in a book……go look!!

  5. freda says:

    Thanks everybody – methinks I am known only too well. In reflection I shall read the books and try the alternatives. As for the knitting…….well, we shall see.

  6. Terri says:

    I’ve also recently ordered two books on elderwomen and aging. Haven’t had the need to do this in 10 years…..when I turned 50.
    I’ve always believed the saying, “When the student is ready….the teacher appears.” I consider these books my “teacher.”

  7. freda says:

    It will be interesting to compare notes once we have got down to the reading, Terri.

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