Musings of an Aging Lesbian

Musings of an Aging Lesbian

Recently I met a woman who has been an administrator in higher education for 42 years. She’s going to retire next month. She lamented that she wouldn’t know what to do if she were not going to work. I had to give her a Retirement 101 lesson. First, said I, you will sleep for about two weeks. Then you will look around your world and wonder how you had the time to ever go to work because your life has suddenly become so full of things you’ve always wanted to do. Welcome to my world!

Anne Lamott have us 12 truths she learned from life. She said, “There’s so little truth in the popular culture, and it’s good to be sure of a few things.” TRUTH #1: “all truth is a paradox. Life is both a precious, unfathomably beautiful gift, and it’s impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It’s been a very bad match for those of us who were born extremely sensitive. It’s so hard and weird that we sometimes wonder if we’re being punked. It’s filled simultaneously with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty, desperate poverty, floods and babies and acne and Mozart, all swirled together. I don’t think it’s an ideal system.” I don’t either. I’ll share a truth a month with you.

Thanks for taking this journey with me. Now go write your story!

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