EIGHTY PLUS - A MISNOMER?
Apparently I’m only 69.
Recently I’ve been coerced into taking part in Wii games - 10-pin bowling, snowboarding, baseball, golf, boxing, and tennis.
When you finish playing, the computer assesses your skill, ability, etc. and relates this to your theoretical age.
The only game I found really exhausting was tennis. Here, my daughter and I played in Mixed Doubles against 2 cyber players. I used up a great deal of energy dashing here and there attempting to return the services. Then I realised that my daughter’s feet were firmly planted on the floor, and only her batting arm moved.
Nevertheless my age is 69, I insist.
My daughter’s age? 23 according to the Wii, but her real age is actually CENSORED
THE OREGON TRAIL by Albert Beirstadt
Albert Beirstadt 1830 - 1902 was a German-American landscape painter, famous for his numerous huge canvases of the American West.
THE LILY by William Blake (1757-1827), English poet/painter
The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble Sheep a threatening horn,
While the Lily white shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn, nor a threat stain her beauty bright.
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The Japanese haiku poets very often found inspiration in moon-viewing.
This is one of mine -
a full moon tonight -
we poets need you, so why
must you come and go?