Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy as we age

In an article published in the NY Times July 6, Oliver Sacks looked forward to his 80th birthday, which was today, July 9, 2013. The piece, titled The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.), is fun to read, as are many of his books. It is also very resonant for me. Although I am significantly younger than Dr. Sacks, I am old enough to have experienced a general movement to increasing enjoyment of daily life, expanded appreciation of ordinary surroundings, without any diminishment of intellectual curiosity.

With no purpose beyond the play that goes into creating a photograph without anything special as a subject, here is a picture of ordinary trees, weeds, and sky. Cirrus clouds scudding through the gap.

Fun for me, and I'm not even sure why - but that doesn't matter! I hope it's a little bit enjoyable for some of you as well.



  1. And all the people said "Amen!" Beautiful!

    1. And in fact, a few people said Amen on Facebook, but as most often happens, you are the only one to go to the trouble of writing something here. I thank you! It means more to me than a FB "like".


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