“Some years are questions, and others are answers,” said Marion Lee, an eloquent writer and role-model of mine. My 65th year turned out to be a year of answers. Yet I had not explicitly asked any questions. Delving into the routines of my daily life through PowerAgers revealed more than I ever expected. Just for fun I’m going to take the final exam. No sweat…I have all the answers.
True and False
Even without the answers anyone has a 50/50 chance.
- I go on more inward journeys than actual ones. True
- Everything has deeper meaning. True
- Nothing goes awry in my life. False
- My hair has no bearing on my self-image. False
- The girlfriends root everything. True
Designed to confound the test-taker, but I ace it.
If you had to join a club/group, it would be
A. Poets & Writers, INK
B. Macsherry Library Book Club
C. Donna Hammond Painting Classes
D. Coyote Moon Wine Club
E. a and b
F. c and d
G. all of the above
H. none of the above
Let’s skip matching. One mismatch and everything gets out of whack. (There’s a life lesson.)
My completion comes with a word bank at the top. No statements required.
My Word Bank
retire relocate the river the boat read write paint
Finally, the most relevant essay question ever: “What have you learned?”
- I’m not as funny as I thought I’d be.
- The Earth’s natural cycles affect me more than ever.
- My family’s needs and moods affect me more than the Earth’s cycles.
- Things keep going wrong, but some things can be righted.
- I have a reliable and loyal life-partner.
- Like-minders provide restorative therapy.
- The granddaughters keep my priorities straight.
- I’m on a quest and everything is a signpost.
- A small group of followers apparently travels on my wavelength.
- Answers reveal themselves without articulated questions.
Thanks to all who followed me on PowerAgers through my 65th year. I intend to continue posting about once every month. Sixty-six will be a year of questions starting with “What’s next?”