This is my grandmother, on a good day! Today she turns 97 years old – in the assisted living center where she has lived for the past 10 or more years. She’s outlived two husbands, a son, and many friends. Isn’t she beautiful?
Mom says she has many bad days now. I guess it is possible to live too long, to bury too many friends and loved ones.
I’m definitely not ready for the “great adventure” that death might be, but by the time I’m 97 – I might be ready to see what’s next.
May today be a good day for my much-loved grandmother on her 97th birthday!
I heard this radio program in the car coming back to Richmond. One of the best programs I’ve heard – parts are funny, parts are poignant. Very nicely done.
I was updating my links and found this incredible post from Jonathan Harris – August 21, 2010. “What is it about writing?” Worth reading all the way through.
This post was part of his Today project, where he posted a photograph and usually a story a day, starting when he turned thirty. He kept it up for longer than a year … here’s a film about the project:
His work is an interesting mix – the word innovative doesn’t quite cover what is neat about what he does. Wish there were more web artists like him – or maybe I just haven’t found them yet. Too many web artists are caught up in the newness of the medium … I don’t think we’ve seen what this is going to become yet.