Elaine Stritch was a famous theater personality.|She was still going strong well into her 80's. I just saw a film about her. How inspiring, especially since today is my 71st birthday. It is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is also the day the Challenger went up in flames.
This is a more emotional day than my 70th birthday for some reason. I am still alive. That is amazing. I am so grateful. I never thought I would make it this far and still be healthy, active and viable. I agree with Elaine Stritch; it is challenging to age. Watching your body betray you. Watching local and world events. Watching and participating. And becoming more aware of the inevitable.
Life is indeed a mystery.
Talk is cheap. And I have a good talk. Action is the thing, though. I love going to the convenience store in the morning for a cup of coffee and a sweet. Sometimes, it is the only time I get out of the house and interact face to face with any adult.
I feel self conscience about this morning ritual. Especially about the two red straws I love to stick in the holes. Yes, I drink my coffee through plastic straws. And now I understand McDonald's has banned them and I see poor sea animals choking from my plastic straws.
I take my plastic bags home from the convenience store to be my garbage bag for the day. I remember how we did garbage way back when. We lined aluminum pails with newspaper and it was Dad's job to dispose of it. I actually don't know how he did. I think the smaller pails were emptied into larger cans by the sidewalk that garbage trucks would pick up. Such was the division of labor.
I open my cabinets and everything is encased in some kind of plastic. I don't remember how we contained any medicines from the pharmacy before we had disposables.
I love all the new inventions that will eventually replace these ubiquitous plastics; I am ready to buy!