Today’s mantra proclaims the value of “Living in the Moment”. Yesterday is gone: Forget it! Tomorrow may never come: Why worry? This state, it suggests, is particularly suited for the elderly.
Having just reached four-score years and ten, I qualify as elderly. (Indeed, I note that the Bible suggests I have lived about as long as one can reasonably expect to! Nonetheless, the Bible also tells stories of many individuals who far exceeded this milestone. Perhaps longevity is not a “one size fits all” phenomenon.)
No one can speak for all elderly people, any more than for other groups. I speak, therefore, only for myself. My credentials? Only these: my years of living and where my musings have taken me. And when it comes to Living in the Moment, “That’s only part of the picture!” I plead. Continue reading