When this popped up in my inbox, I did sort of get a chill–and when you’re my age anything that counteracts the hot flashes is appreciated! 😉 But you know, the Big U is right. Too many (myself included more often than I’d like) worry about what others are going to think or say about us. I bite my tongue instead of lashing out. I stew and rant silently rather than acting the internet troll. In the long run, I–and so many others!–can live with that. But when push comes to shove, this is very true. I’ve got to be me. And you need to be you.
Life is a chance to do things your way, Silver; not the cheapest way, not the most popular way, and not how others think you should.
And a very, very, very precious chance, at that.
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Keep calm, Silver, and get Notes from the Universe.
All of which puts me in mind of a song. As Frank sang it so poignantly: