After reading Dominique Browning’s “I’m Too Old for This” in the New York Times Style section, I cheered.
“Take a pass on bad manners, on thoughtlessness, on unreliability, on carelessness and on all the other ways people distinguish themselves as unappealing specimens. Take a pass on your own unappealing behavior too: the pining, yearning, longing, and otherwise frittering away of valuable brainwaves that could be spent on Sudoku, or at least a jigsaw puzzle.” (In my case, online Scrabble with the computer and Spider solitaire.)
I’m too old for this…
Rosemary, you and I are meant to be friends. Within the past hour – long before I was notified of your blogpost – I sent this to my younger sisters (not yet 60) AND posted the link on Facebook. I only wish I had written it myself! I am SO anxious to meet you!
Me too! Like minds – or maybe just hitting a nerve? Always great to hear from you.