Isn’t it passing strange that—
– Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have similar problems. It’s their hair. Future presidential wannabes need to have curb appeal, nd the fact that they both spend big bucks to upgrade their images via their hairdressers makes you think. A balding president? Or a lady prez looking frumpy? Well, that is bad form. Must look the part, eh?
–Money speaks. True, I agree, and it often shouts, but what does it say? The voice of Big Bucks is often loud or self-aggrandizing or exaggerated beyond credibility. It says everyone has a price. Do we?
I am not keen on social media information, but in an effort to stay informed, I’ve twittered some public figures. We are a free country. You can send your words out there. Some people will believe whatever they read. Not me. I quickly concluded that a tweet is your version, it’s rarely objective. It should be viewed with a jaundiced eye, and If you believe this mountain of babble, the Brooklyn Bridge is still for sale. Buy one.
–On the lighter, side it is also passing strange that the cereal Cheerios contains magnets (not maggots). Every time I pour some, I find these little circles on my floor. Every mother knows what I mean. It’s the baby snack of choice.
–Finally, I have a 91-year-old, white-haired cousin. I think she is the new poster child for “happy aging.” She raised seven children, has about 30 grandchildren, retired to Hawaii, and lost her husband over 15 years ago. Nothing breathtaking in her life.
She boards a plane in Hawaii and spends her summer flying all over the country visiting her kin. Her children reek of success, but are also service oriented. Being quite impressed with her life, I asked, “What was your favorite time of life?”
She replied, “The last ten years. I was free to do what I want, I proved to myself that I could be a happy, independent person. It was exhilarating.”
Again, in light of her many accomplishments, this little section of life remains her nesting place, her final growth spurt.
Isn’t it passing strange that our life force grows even as we age?