Sing for Health and Happiness

The Sing for Health Concert last Friday was the culmination of Sing for Health Week in Perth, Western Australia. It was also the culmination of months of hard work and perseverance. Congratulations to everyone involved!

And it was superb! The audience thought so too. There was a standing ovation at the end.

From the Sing for Health Concert program

From the Sing for Health Concert program

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Seniors’ Guide to Health Care

Someone should write A Seniors’ Guide to Health Care! It should be compulsory reading for everyone. Especially for those of us who are actually seniors. And for people who care about us. And for those who will one day be past the first flush of youth. No such document exists, as far as I can tell. I might have to write it myself.

Row of beds in a hospice museum in Baume, France

Row of beds in a medieval hospice-for-the-aged  in Baume, France

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Celebrating life’s big events

Celebrating life’s big events is the only possible subject for me to post today.

Here are the events my family has celebrated over the last three weeks. The birth of my fourth great-grandchild. The birthday of my oldest grandchild, Claire-Helen Linton. Mothers’ Day. My husband, John Fleming, turned eighty years old. My son, James O’Callaghan, celebrated his birthday on the same day as John. The marriage of my granddaughter Jane-Heloise to Colin Yeo. An almost forgotten wedding anniversary. We seem to have done nothing but celebrate life.

John and me with new baby

John and me with new baby

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Reclaiming creativity

Reclaiming creativity is my new, important, goal. The lovely thing about this goal is that it is already happening. New ways of doing what I do already present themselves. My job is to listen to the promptings of my mind (or heart) and to respond. To watch out for synchronicity.

For  too long, I’d been wandering in a creative wilderness. The landscape dried up without me noticing. The same thing seemed to have happened to my creativity.

Arid desert

Arid desert

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