Lessons at 48 (in two parts)

I’m not actually geriatric yet, despite teasing. An acquaintance did, however, recently bring to my attention that in seven years I’ll become eligible to join the AARP! Laugh!
Cultivate self-doubt.
Correct overshoot as soon as possible.
Strive to be gentle.
Stay firm.
Love.

Amherst, MA

corn under a western Massachusetts sky
corn under a western Massachusetts sky

I am not actually geriatric yet, despite teasing to the contrary. An acquaintance did, however, recently bring to my attention that in seven years I’ll become eligible to join the AARP!

So what’s it mean, fellow traveler?

If a life is counted as a single cycle of seasons, then I’m in early summer: all kinds of living things growing and coming to fruition.

My life lessons to date:

Keep healing.

Build your courage.

Face down reactions to fear.

Exercise the broken places inside yourself.

Seek new internal spaces.

Expand your capacities.

Notice time.

Meanwhile…

Laugh!

Cultivate self-doubt.

Correct overshoot as soon as possible.

It’s all improv! “Yes. And…”

Strive to be gentle.

Stay firm.

Love.

See Part 2: Dental Update (life lessons, part two)

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