Ninety-eight year old Evelyn had her driver's license taken away because she was told she was too old to drive. For most 98-year-old folks this would be an appropriate move I'd say, but for someone like Evelyn, this was a classic example of ageism. I love her reaction to the situation.
A few years back I went to hear Margaret Morganroth Gullette, author of Agewise, speak on ageism. I thoroughly enjoyed her and contacted her afterward to see if I could interview her for Lines of Beauty. She suggested I read the book and call her with some interview questions.
In typical Louise fashion, I never read the book.
I've noticed I read much less now with it being so easy to google and social-media-ize the night away, and I really miss reading.
So the other day I stole myself away to the ocean again for a few hours.
Just me, and a new book, and a hot fudge sundae.
I sat down and thought "There is NOTHING I'd rather be doing right now."
That thought, in and of itself, was a delightful thing.
And the beauty of the beach, besides the sand, and the sun, and the sound of the waves-
was that there wasn't any cell reception.
Take me away, new book, take me away!