February 23, 2020-
So, I got back to Home Base around 4 a.m., doing what is customary, under such circumstances: Sleeping for three hours. It was then time to shower and do devotions, as always, and head off to the American Legion, for the last breakfast I will have with the mates, for a month or so-as my final physical Fast is approaching (March 1-19, this year). A devotional meeting followed, in Prescott Valley, for which I was actually quite mentally present.
More sleep took up early afternoon, thus righting my physical/mental ship. Among other things, the illness that lingered, for nearly two weeks, is finally gone. Maybe the exercise, of pushing myself to do the long round trip to/from Indio, was exactly what was needed to push the remnants out. Sometimes, counter-intuitive is the way to go.
At last night’s concert, Sheryl took a few minutes to engage the audience, as to who in the crowd was in their thirties, forties and fifties, the last being her own age group. She asked how many were still having fun, in their fifties-as she certainly is. A goodly number gave a rousing response. That’s gratifying; people ought to enjoy life, at any age. She didn’t ask US-those in our sixties and beyond, but I am, my row mates (also in their sixties) and the seventy-somethings, who were seated across the aisle, seemed to be having a great time of it, as well.
So, on we go. This coming week brings Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday/Lent and, for us Baha’is, Ayyam-i-Ha (the Intercalary Days of feasting and gift-giving, before our Fast begins, a week from today).
May it be a great run-up to Leap Day!