If our central mission between 18 and 50 years of life is to establish ourselves, then to my mind, our later years can be used for any damn thing we wish. I'm talking psychologically and developmentally.
Music and visual arts continue to feed my soul. Love and friendship bring precious gifts daily. Taking chances and living more boldly has been a revelation.
I am embarking on a healthy and joyful new chapter; loving someone amazing and having them love me back. A rock steady kind of love; in the words of Etta James, a "Sunday kind of love." If you are younger than I, take heart: wonder and fulfillment still come when you are long in the tooth. If you're older, you're probably rolling your eyes and exclaiming, "Duh!"
Now, everybody move along. Nothing to see here.