I fully intended to look up the following quote and include it in my modified rant against the pathetic attempts some people make to hang on to youth and beauty far beyond their expiration dates. I just found it, so here it is. It comes from one of my favorite authors, the wonderful George Bernard Shaw and goes something like this:
"Youth is a wonderful thing.
What a crime to waste it on children. " George Bernard Shaw
And, even though the main message of my rant was hopefully implied throughout, I realized that I never came right out in that post and stated the obvious ..........the bit of comfort we all can apply to our twinges of loss and regret.........that the appearance of the package will never be the main thing.......it's what's inside that counts.
Maverick of a weird, but wonderful family. Have managed to stay alive for an astounding 86+ years kept alive by a passionate interest in many things and a sense of humor.
Have led 2 or 3 separate lives,the first 40 years as a starving artist, ceramist, and graphic designer. At age 40 a matchbook cover that said "Be A Computer Programmer" inspired me to go back to school and emerge as a binary fanatic. Loved my work, had a wonderful 20 year career as programmer and trouble shooter. At the same time I had the chance to meet, befriend and marry Jazz Cornetist Pete Daily,an idol of my youth, whom I had worshipped in my young life. Lost him to cancer after 11 wonderful (and sometimes awful) years. Retired in 1989 and had 20 years of fantastic travel adventures all over the world. Now I crochet afghans, tend my garden, my 3 cats, the neighborhood birds and squirrels, a flock of voracious hummingbirds and assorted wildlife like possums and raccoon families who come nightly to my Porch Buffet. A great life, and it ain't over yet !....(after all, I have just discovered Blogging....)