August 2014- I have lately been thinking about the future. The thoughts arise because my children are suddenly grown-up beings with independent lives of their own—and it is clear that I am not getting any younger, either.
My attempts to see into the future involve midnight calculations regarding my health (medium-good, if I watch myself) and the intimations of mortality that come with being 60-something, parsed by hopes of the things I'd like to do while I'm still on the planet.
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