Four grown kids, six delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
Saturday morning, I woke early as usual and enjoyed the luminous tranquility of the day's beginning. . .
I peeked outside at the tent my visiting son had set up on the deck (can you see its outline there in the confusion of window reflections above?), its tiny interior challenged by the full-size futon mattress he'd dragged in. Apparently he and my daughter-in-law were managing to ignore the sun's clamour. . . After all, they'd ignored the raccoons scampering by through the night. . .
So I poured my tea and sat in contented solitude. . . . Ah, summer. . . .