My husband and I were checking into a hotel in Edinburgh, and the chipper lady at the front desk ended our session by saying, “Oh, and we are having a murder mystery dinner going on this weekend. So, if you hear screams or see any dead bodies, don’t be alarmed.”
She said all this in such a charming sing-song Scottish accent, it took us a minute to register what she was saying. And then we had to laugh.
While we didn’t see or hear anything “alarming”, we did see plenty of costumed people parading around. Let me just note, they were having a blast.
Which only adds fuel to my belief that we don’t have to slam the door shut on “playing” when we grow older. The lighthearted games, make-believe, and jokes can carry on. Age doesn’t have to hinder. But I believe It’s up to us to join in or make it happen. So, I’m making it my new year’s resolution to do so. And I hope you will join me too.
Happy New Year! Love, Auntie
Being half of a married couple with no children, I had to ask myself – what do I put on our Christmas card? When mailboxes are flooded with family photos (especially featuring the littles) this time of year, where do I fit in?
Instead of wrangling a group of kids in matching outfits, I dumped out a box of Christmas decorations, sat with my camera, and casually waited while my cat explored the goodies (he can’t resist an open box.) There were no cute baby grins, singing, sticky fingers, or happy squeals.
But there was anticipation, holiday spirit, and feline curiosity that flooded the room. You can see the results in the picture above.
No, my card doesn’t have any little ones in cute poses holding props with angelic grins. It’s not a showcase of my people family: But it is an image with a message that that I hope will bring comfort and cheer to those who see it. I found my niche. And I love it.
Aging While Childless Entries: I want to help empower those who (for whatever reason) are living childless, so that they can further embrace their situation and find joy. A life filled with children is a life filled with treasures---but so is a life without children.
Creator of Love, Auntie.