"Love Life and Life Will Love You Back"
There has been a lot of coverage in the national media recently about getting older. Apparently, new research shows that one in six of us will now live to be 100. Is that a good thing do you think, or a bad thing?
I would certainly like to live long enough to see my grandchildren grow up, but I'm not sure that I would want to live to be 100. I suppose it's alright if you are still in good health, but my real dread is that I would end my life being totally reliant on someone else. Certainly, I wouldn't want my children to be worrying about me all the time.
It would be interesting to see what you think about this. To be 100 or not to be 100. That is the question. (With apologies to Shakespeare's Hamlet).
This evening, I will be going to my Book Club. As soon as I complete this post, I must get my head down and try to finish it. I don't usually leave it until the last minute like this, but what with Christmas and the New year, and then being away, I'm afraid I've got a bit behind.
To be honest, I'm struggling with this one. It is called Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. Perhaps it will improve as I get more into it.
As I went into the internet to get this photo, I see that this book is actually a sequel to her first novel, The Bean Trees, so perhaps that's why it's not so enjoyable, because I don't know what went on before with the two main characters.
Has anyone else read either of these books?
Only two more days now until my Guest Blogger makes her appearance on Friday! Watch out for it.