Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Real Times as Times Change

I listen to an audio book version of 50+ by Bill Novelli with Boe Workman. The author was affiliated with AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States. I and all my fellow Baby Boomers are now this demographic. Despite critique from their competitors '60 plus Association', a group probably to the right of AARP and one I am not truly qualified at 57, the "World's Largest Circulation Magazine" The Magazine AARP encourages me to reflect more deeply on my present prospects and so is helpful in my present angst about the financial crisis.

How much I long for change... not only in the present political balance, but more importantly on a fundamental personal front, but not one from outside by the tyranny of financial ruin and loss of health, but one built on solid choices and personal integrity.

I punish myself with critical self-critique allowing my anxious thoughts to circle the wagon without my firing a shot in defense.

I take small baby steps when the goals worthy of a life need giant leaps and bounds. Tomorrow I will begin the day early walking in exercise with a young friend, mosey over to work at the start of a new season, and later eat sushi with a partner. All the while the thoughts circling, like fiendish tweety birds around "putty tat" Sylvester's head.