Sunday, July 5, 2015

Winds of Change

You got your life planned carefully
But you left out one detail
The hidden hand deals just one round
And the winds of change prevail

Walk softly through the desert sand
Old dreams lead the way
Nothing new in the sands of time
Just changes every day

                                                                             - Jefferson Starship, 1982

Six months ago I told everyone that I was done with this blog because I had run out of things to say here. It is still true that I have been devoting my writing time to sketching, and I really do love that, but it seems that I haven't run out of things to say here after all...

One of the great things about being retired is that life offers us so many possibilities, especially for the baby boomer generation. They really are endless. Some of us want to spend as much time as possible with our grandchildren. Others decide to devote themselves to becoming the artist that has always been hiding inside of them. One person's dream may be to throw off as many responsibilities as possible and spend all of their time fishing. Some enjoy working so much that they never want to retire. The only limitations I can think of would be money and health. I hope all my readers are doing whatever is possible in these areas.

I know that some people hate change. They want their lives to continue exactly as they have been. But I agree with Helen Keller: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." I think change is what keeps life exciting, and I always try to stay alert for the next possible adventure. I'm feeling some changes coming on, so be sure to come back to see what I decide to do next.