My diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease in September 2009 at age 80 gave my life a new focus and challenge. Finding ways to meet this challenge helped make 2010 the best year of my life. I hope this blog will be a place where I can connect with others who also are dealing with aging and its afflictions and attractions so that we can share our "experience, strength and hope."
March 26, 2012
Our winterless winter has come and gone. We passed the first day of spring the other day, and it has already felt like summer, with temperatures well into the 80s. The early flowers -- including DC's famous cherry blossoms -- are past their prime. The wonderful "tulip library" on the Mall is kaput -- the delicate flowers zapped by a string of hot, sunny days. Our forsythia now is filled with green.
So... farewell to the winter that wasn't. Yes, we dodged the inconvenience, the high heating bills, the shoveling, and the cold, clammy feet. But the two snow-loving dogs in this brief clip remind us of what we've missed, too: