photo from Tucson in January
Old age doesn't have to be all about crocheting doilies. It can be, of course, but the world is full of other kinds of options. Jim Roberts, a long time friend, illustrates one of those. He sent me the clipping on an interview with him which went into his life, the shifts he has made through the years and something new he began doing at an age many would say you can't do that. Yes, you can.
Old people can find a profession they wanted before but had to earn money; so couldn't. They can start a business or dive into charitable work. They can be photographers, writers, painters, actors, and any of the things they were told weren't practical when they were young. They can travel to new places, take tours, join clubs, or find alone time that their daily life didn't allow before.
As encouragement to that end, I wanted to share an interview with Jim that appeared in the Wahkiakum County Eagle. I scanned and then put it onto my Picasa and hope it will prove readable either by hitting the links or reading it below. I think it's an encouragement to look around and see what alternatives you have but hadn't considered. And if you aren't yet old, about what you might want to be thinking of adding to your life when you get there.