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2016 Ending In Exciting News and Hoping 2017 Will Be Even More!!!

…………So I had some interesting experiences during the last several months.
No, not on any dating sites. I would categorize those as somewhat depressing, and would never go on another. Only More of a community than a dating site. I love doing events for them. Many at the Comic Strip in NYC. We all like to laugh, and sharing laughter is healthy, especially with this last election experience.
………..So when I was asked by Marcie at Stitch, to do two interviews, I was delighted to have the opportunity to talk about Stitch and also for me. To talk about being a single woman in NYC and proud to be Vintage, I jumped at the opportunity. There are very few voices talking about All subjects over a certain age.
The first video was for Global News Brazil. The producer called me and we immediately connected over the phone. We actually met at the shoot in my apartment. She asked me to select two other members who would be willing to share their thoughts. I immediately thought of Michelle and Ni. Two fantastic involved and evolved women, about 20 years younger than I am. We were three loving friends filmed chatting together…Talking about the aspects of being single in New York, or as I relate “No Sex In The City.” Quite different from the original concept.
I have been waiting to see the finished product. It has already aired in Brazil. Their regulations will not allow the link to be shown here. Have no clue why. The producer is sending me a CD and I’ll be able to see with Michelle and Ni. I did receive a wonderful email from Andrew at Stitch. I quote….”Thanks so much Paulette. You’ll be happy to know that the Brazilian interview has literally brought in hundreds of new members (plus a number of requests to translate Stitch into Portuguese.) So whatever you said must have been very convincing.” After smiling and feeling fantastic, I immediately sent off an email to tell Andrew, we were three women talking about Stitch etc etc and they also deserve the credit. I read the mail to both, and we’re waiting to see the video together.
Then a producer from the New York Post got in touch after Marcie told me she would call to talk about another interview. This one, a bit more about intimacy after 70. Would I be interested and comfortable? I would love to find another great love in my life. I would also not settle for less than having three essential components. Chemistry, Attraction, and Passion. Not exactly what women over a certain age “should feel and discuss?”….So once again, I wanted to be a voice and possibly an inspiration to women who might relate to my words. I’ll pass on meeting a companion, unless a fabulous gay guy, any age, wants to be my friend.
The senior producer called me from her production company. We also connected on the phone and then we met in my apartment for the shoot. It would not be a formal interview at all. Interacting as if the cameras weren’t there, and in my apartment for over 7 hours,then at Babeland on Mercer Street, for another 4 hours. All for a 1-3 minute segment for a video. This one will have a link and hopefully I will be proud to share. I called the producer at least 4 times because I was specific and definite that I didn’t want to be sensationalized. Dignity and integrity are very important to me, as is being genuine. I was assured and reassured that their work speaks for itself. True, all their videos were done with impeccable style …..So not only was I on board, but my good friend Ronni also agreed immediately to share her thoughts and life style as well. We are polar opposites in many ways, but loving and respecting each other without any judgements.
Ronni is a free spirit. She has a joyful energy and rejoices in her many new experiences. I might add she’s always smiling.
I hope to be able to share this link soon. I will let it speak for itself.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou

Wishing everyone reading this A New Year, 2017, filled with Good Health, Happiness, Joy, and to always be Safe.

Thank you New Followers and Loyal Followers

As 2016 closes, I wish to thank all new followers to mothernatureisaman. It means so much to a writer to have people read your words. When the word inspire is used, I’m beyond grateful. Thank you for reading and your comments are heartfelt. Always………. I wish everyone a New Year filled with good health and joys galore!!!!

Kindness Works

I have always believed that kindness is contagious. Certain acts of kindness are so easy to do. A smile to a stranger who looks sad can sometimes bring great results.
Something that takes no time is praise. People always seem eager to complain, but when service is excellent, there is more you can do than just say thank you. Even in my twenties I remember shopping in the local department store and when a salesperson went out of their way, I would always ask who their manager was so I could give a compliment. I have continued to do this whether in a store, restaurant, phone help or any service given to me. Why not? It’s just a step further than thank you. I usually say the same thing…the person is a great asset and made my experience lovely.
So last year, after shopping many times in a neighborhood store called Rainbow Shop, Vicki seemed to be there all the times that I was there….. going out of her way to show me where things were, handing me coupons when they were offered and her personality lite up the store. This is a large shop with items of every conceivable need. Household items, hardware, keys made, nutrition bars, candy, gum, and stationery and greeting cards. There is very little that they don’t have available. Everyone in the store is eager to please. It seemed though that when I was there, so was Vicky. So one day I had to ask her who her manager was so I could tell them what an asset she was to the store.
Vicky smiled and said she was the owner. I was not surprised.
I smiled back and we hugged and I told her to give herself a raise.

It’s Just Not Possible/ Or Is It???

This is the third part of the trilogy of my truth. First was Allegory/Alleglory..Second was Short Sad Story and now this.
It’s not possible for me to meet someone on Tinder..(no longer on).. that I would want to see twice. It’s not possible he would be so educated, so sophisticated, so traveled, so appealing, and so selfless.
It’s just not possible that after 12 years. But, it was, and I did, and we met…….once.
Why wasn’t it possible for him to be age appropriate? Why wasn’t it possible for him to be in one place for longer than two months. Why wasn’t it possible to meet again and see what was possible. So, it became impossible, and then it was over. I was relieved because it was not meant to be.
And then he appeared again. And maybe the impossible could become———————————————–
And then again, maybe not.
“Feel my words.” I said.
He said he did.
It’s our choice..It’s our experience..It’s our lesson. It’s our possibility.