Nora Skinker (Morton)
What birthday? Did I have a birthday? Musta missed it. They whizz by every 5 minutes now. 😜
But, thanks, Glen. And to all who sent birthday wishes privately. Nice to know we don’t ‘go it’ alone, isn’t it?
Aging is front & center these days, since I am in rehearsals playing a little old lady in a retirement home for opera singers. The play is “Quartet” - a Ron Harwood British comedy made into a Maggie Smith movie a couple years ago, & directed by Dustin Hoffman. Becoming this bent-over, slightly-batty old soul is quite a preview for things to (quickly?) come & I find myself noticing those similar “boomers” moving quietly about their lives when I’m out in public. Being closely aligned with the elderly through the years when my mom was living-assisted, coupled with my years affiliated with Meals On Wheels, has opened my eyes to the difficulties of old age & I am acutely aware of what is creeping up. From what I perceive, the one thing I hold up hope for is the phrase “age is what you make it to be” & is spot on. Unless one is dealing with horrific physical discomfort, we each have the power to guide our spirit to fulfillment ...or not. I see that truth often & the play reaffirms the unique ‘will’ each of us has to keep the good stuff like love, laughter, hope, faith, peace & purpose in our daily lives. Here, in our 72nd year, share your thoughts & fears. We can learn from one another as we move forward. My 103 year old, great Aunt Mary’s final words were “don’t touch the principle!” Mine will probably be the deep & reverent war-cry “Go Caps!” What do you think YOURS will be?
That’ll teach you to wish me a happy birthday, Glen! 😎