photo copyright Steve Evans
"I still got a lot of livin' to do."
- my friend's 92 year old grandmother
I keep thinking of these words she said, and feeling inspired by them. I'm sure you can imagine the simplicity of her life. She can't move much. She spends most of her time alone. But life is still precious to her. She still finds value and fulfillment in each moment, each breath. At some point she realized, to be alive is special, and she's not letting go of that feeling. When she got it and how she got it I can't say. It's one of the mysterious gifts of growing old.