Wednesday, September 26, 2012

End of Day Reflection

   For a day during which we are supposed to reflect on our failings or what we are owed from others in the way of apologies, it was a very very busy time. I was with the choir or the congregation every second, not like usual, when I have time to do some yoga or sit quietly in some forgotten corner.
  But I enjoyed the day all the same, particularly the talk by the 103 year old psychotherapist, Hedda Bolger. She was totally amazing.
  It wasn't just that she was 103, or that she still practices her profession 4 days per week and teaches on the 5th, though that was something, since she evidently loves doing her work. It was that she is still learning, that she sees no reason to stop doing that and that she spoke about people from her past I have only read about, like Annie Besant and Krishnamurti. Fascinating.
When asked what was her favorite moment in her life, she said, "Right now." We should all be that eager to live.

3 comments:

marly youmans said...

Love the VIM...

Just the name sounds like another age. I'm always looking at older women, wondering about how to be vibrantly old--if given the health to do so.

Robbi N. said...

Yes. And you are an expert in outstanding older women, with several in your family. I am sure you are going to be one yourself. I wish you the kind of later life Dr. Bolger has had.

marly youmans said...

Ah, thanks! You too...