On Turning 60

In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.” _ William Saroyan

I will turn 60 this year.  I have to be honest:  I really, really hate that.  I just sounds so much older than I feel.    So I decided to make it less awful by spending this whole year honoring the good life that I’ve had so far.  My plan is to spend one month this year on each decade of my life.  I will thank someone who had a positive influence on me, or did something nice for me, in that decade.  I’ll try to reconnect with someone from that decade with whom I had lost touch.  I will make an offering of some kind to honor something that was meaningful to me in that decade.  I’ll do things that I enjoyed doing in that decade.  And I’ll reflect on that period in my life, what I learned, what it meant, how it influenced what came later.

I’ll blog along the way, sharing the results of my activities and memories of the different stages of my life.  I’ll also ask for comments from others on how they remember the same period of their lives.  So follow along and please share your own memories on my site!

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