Being 60: 6

It must be OK to be 60 since Oprah Winfrey has now had her 60th and in the paper today there’s Paul McCartney at 71 saying he feels like he’s 40. Ringo is looking good too. 
I think we all look fabulous and of course we feel good and healthy because we look after ourselves. 

They are famous, I am not; they are very wealthy, I am not, but we do have in common our generation and we are looking good. There is no doubt that we are in better shape than previous generations and most of us are still working and will continue to work until our late 60s or even 70s. I wouldn't say no to retiring now, actually…

As a friend reminded me I am now in my 7th decade of life and I fully intend to make the most of it.  Whether it’s working, or giving yoga kundalini classes, or encouraging people to sign petitions against fracking, or making people aware of the threat of climate change, or encouraging others to be more ecological, or just sitting down with a good book and a glass of wine, then that’s what I will do. Enjoy friends, the cinema, literature, going out to eat, travelling, my garden, and that’s great.

I can do this here in Mexico as well as anywhere else although we do have to be careful not to draw attention to ourselves. We take care not to use jewellery and we don’t drive around late at night on our own. I am off to Mexico City this evening for a client’s launch of its new corporate identity and so I shall be back late. I shall take no bank cards with me, just cash, and I shall drive back home from the office accompanied by a taxi, it’s the only way to feel safe. That’s sad, actually, having to worry so much about our security but it’s a fact of life, and not just here in this country.


  1. How strange, Ophrah attracted me first ...... and yes I totally agree I'm making the absolute most of my 7th decade - I don't want to look back and regret not realising how YOUNG I am !!!! besos


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