60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Temporarily Able-Bodied.
by Diane Wyzga | October 13, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in South Windsor, Connecticut!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds, your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that.
Whidbey has much to offer but one of the gifts might be over-looked. What is it? Our elderly population. Almost 60% of the Island is grey beards and seniors, elders, witches and wizards. You might expect life here to be nice and easy; but its alive, vital, young at heart.
How? Volunteering at the 400 different organizations that need help. Paddling kayaks. Driving pick-up trucks to the recycle center. Involved in politics. Digging gardens. Plowing fields. Creating art. Singing at the bedsides of the dying. Raising chickens. Protesting with placards on street corners. And this: a women in my pilates reformer class celebrating – her 89th birthday – eyes clear and bright.
We are all of us only temporarily able-bodied. We’ll stop when we die. Until then, life requires being young at heart and persevering.
Question: How are you keeping yourself temporarily able-bodied?
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Production Team: Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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