A HEARTY APPRECIATION
At our post tennis coffee we were talking
about how the region in which you live affects
your perception, activity and state of mind.
Of course we are all in California and
give high marks to the "quality of life" here
and particularly in our village. It was
easy then to give low marks to Florida or the mid-west
on the issue of how people "age," that is how
they think about aging. I recall a board I served on
and how when several men of stature, ceo's, business titans, wealthy and influential men, were bumped to
an "emeritus" status when they reached 65. Still
vibrant and fully alive men, being in essence bumped
to the "old boys" bench. Preposterous!
Having lived elsewhere and being a reasonably astute observer, I will say that wouldn't happen here.
In fact in the immediate here, 65 can easily
be bested by an 80 plus on the tennis court.
And some of the best and most experienced travelers
don't even get started until they are 65.
The best artists on the coast, in many cases,
are the most experienced.
It is a state of mind.
And affected, greatly I believe, by the climate.
See you down the trail.