Almost everywhere I look these days, I see articles about people over 50 who are tossing aside their preconceptions about aging and shaking off the weight of their ideas of who they are and what they can still accomplish. (Talk about defying gravity!) What started out as a trickle back in 2000 has become a flood. Right now, sitting on my desk are sixteen stories from the past week that either I've found on my own or others have emailed me.
AARP magazine. It's a letter to the editor from a woman named Marla Stahl from Clarksville, Maryland:
"The year I turned 50, I took drum lessons and later became the drummer in a band. I have been rocking ever since! Yes, a white-haired lady playing the drums makes folks do a double take, but I am still energetic, happy, productive, and dare I say it, even cute! [That's my favorite line.] In many ways this is the most fun I've had in my life. Thanks for confirming that just because we're over 50 doesn't mean we're dead!"