Treasure within Your Reach

First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful. ~Lady Diana Cooper Lately, I have been hanging out with people more than forty years older than me, and I’m forty-eight. Imagine all they’ve seen; all they’ve touched, felt, and learned. Imagine all they’ve had to push through. Since it’s a hobby of mine, I wanted to talk mostly about their military service, but in every single case we circled back to basic life; children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, love, loss, and faith. I am fascinated by what happens to us as we age. It’s ironic to me that our eyes slowly lose focus, but our vision becomes clearer. Our hearing fades, but we listen more …