Note on Undiscovered Talents

The purpose of these “notes” is to serve as possible ideas for essays/longer posts. If you see one that you think would make a good essay/post or that you just want to see what I would do with it, please let me know in the comments or in an e-mail if comments make you nervous! I would love to take on a challenge like that and give you more of what you want.


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Undiscovered talents. I hope I have some. It’s one of many things I look forward to about getting older, living more life, being thrown into situations where I have to sink or swim: finding out that I’m actually really good at . . . knitting or biathlon or organizing events for hundreds of people. Kathy Martin surely gives me hope for such things, even if I never break any records doing it.

A favorite quote from the NYTimes article: “Recent medical research shows that many of the ravages of aging are not so much inevitable as voluntary. Muscles do not have to shrivel, joints do not have to stiffen. Earlier expectations of physical deterioration were based on studies of sedentary people. But there is a marked difference in durability between the fat and the fit, the layers and the players. People who continue to exercise intensively have a much slower rate of decline.”

But mostly, I echo Kathy’s sentiment: “I hope I do this until the day I die. I want to be all used up, just a wisp of dust left.”

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1 Comment

  1. I would love to hear more on this. Undiscovered talents is an interesting thing to think about. Especially where I feel like I am getting to be OLD and there is still so much life to live. Please, share more!


    lizzie Reply:

    I’ll see what I can do. I’ve been thinking about it, but I haven’t come up with a good approach to it just yet.


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