Still a dreamer…Old Memories and New Hopes

I really don’t spend a lot of time and energy thinking of what I used to do There are too many “what I do now”. I did love to cook, and also played golf. Both are in my past. I have discovered that if someone can make a meal better, let them. I have also discovered if I want to eat oatmeal for dinner, who’s going to stop me? Of course my oatmeal is an entire meal. Oats, crunchy almond butter. golden berries, cinnamon, variety of nuts and fruits. My favorite is a one meal dish. I can eat on a pretty basket in bed watching Netflix. Another favorite is an omelet with veggies. Of course all organic…My big thing to actually make is wild salmon or any cold water wild fish. The easiest way is on top of the stove in a covered pan. It never comes out wrong. Another tip. When you have a container with overflowing greens that would take a month to eat, just put in a pan with a tiny amount of olive oil and saute. It ends up as a tablespoon of green good health. I’ve gotten to the stage where marketing is annoying. One or two items fine, but why do I end up feeling like I’m carrying 50 lbs of things that I have to wash and put away. Hope this doesn’t sound like I’m complaining. I’m not, and would never, not when I can get up and out, and never think of the age thing. It seems everyone else thinks it’s some kind of miracle to be a certain age, and still be breathing, let alone standing on my head, yoga, weights, and walking, jazz concerts, Carnegie Hall, films, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theater Club and just about anything with a positive vibe.
Global News Brazil came to my apartment on Monday, and we had an interesting, fun interview for Stitch. I asked two Stitch members…. Women who are evolved and fantastic. I hope it went well. You never know with editing etc. I mentioned my children and grandchildren will see the tape and I just want to come across with dignity. My son was funny and said to smile. (meaning don’t talk too much.) This interview was for a show that has to do with dealing with aging. I asked if there could be no labels. I’m a woman first and foremost.My purpose is to inspire others and always has been. My other purpose is to leave a legacy for family. Wisdom is paramount to pass on, and when I can, I certainly try. So I said to please not use words like senior, golden years, old, octogenarian, and so many others. In another interview I said vintage is good..It’s value increases with age. When I think of Maggie Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Cecily Tyson, Angela Lansbury, Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Judy Dench , Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner……the list goes on and on. My point being, I can think of so many words to describe these magnificent women, and their age is not necessarily one of them. I’m not ashamed of my age. I’m quite proud, but I don’t want to be defined by a number. Coco Chanel ” You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”
Had a crew here Monday. Two women producers, and a camera lighting guy. All terrific and received email from the News Producer saying we were inspirational. Now that’s a label I would love to keep.
Satchel Paige said it best. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

Comments on: "What I Used To Do….What I Do Now" (17)

  1. Debra C. Escort said:

    Excellent and real, keep moving it forward.

  2. Linda Fanburg said:

    Well said

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Ronnie Friedland said:

    Nice one…

    Sent from my iPad


  4. susan schrenzel said:

    Very well done!

  5. Paulette, you’re the bomb!!!
    And i am going to start using the moniker “vintage”, love it!

  6. It would certainly depend on the time of day and how much sleep I have had, but most days I can tell you I do NOT feel like I am in my 50s! I love the word vintage and I think it is appropriate. We do get better with age… well, most of us do anyway. I still love to listen to my music in the car loud with the moon roof open and I play air guitar to my favorite rock songs. When my daughter’s boyfriend rode in the car with me the first time (8 years ago) I had an Aerosmith CD in and played air guitar to “Walk this Way” He said.. “Is your mom actually doing air guitar???” And my daughter said “Yep! Welcome to my world!” LOL!! So I would put me somewhere in my late 20s or early 30s I think.
    I have always said, if I could go back to any age, it would be 25!
    I would love to see your interview! Is it going to be online????

  7. That is great to hear. If in good health, its really just a number. Put the top down and just feel the music. Global News Brazil should send me a link soon and I’ll send. Now the NY Post wants to do a Utube. If I can inspire, my purpose would be validated for me.

  8. Weird, my photo on comments disappeared??? So not tech savvy 🙄

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