The title is a quote from Eric Idle. He is the Monty Python Merry Prankster. I have never seen Monty Python or heard of Mr. Idle, but his quote in, of all things, the AARP Bulletin, has resonated with me for many days.
Confession time. Seldom in the past have I read this publication. It would arrive and it seemed I
was always too busy to read it. Hence, I would set it on the stack of other publications until I would
then throw them away after a while - never read!
Well, I'm here to tell you that this issue was all about voting and I read it from cover to cover. It would not be possible to quote off the top of my head from any of the other articles, but this one
has made me chuckle and ruminate on another comment made by the author.
A paragraph began "It's not about you anymore. You don't matter. And that takes the pressure off of having to be successful or earn a lot of money." Wowza, that stopped me in my tracks. Never have I thought of this time in my life from that angle. He goes on to say, "You're at the edge of your life at every moment. And as you get older, it's become more imperative to appreciate that."
Amen and hallelujah. Someone put into words the feelings that have been floating around in my head for the last year and a half.
Guess it is time to kick up our heels and to do whatever we want or go wherever we want because we are at some point on the precipice of extinction. A very liberating thought, don't you think?