The older I get the more I want to withdraw from the world and find peace and tranquility. When you get into your 70s, there are some nasty things happening that remind you the clock is ticking. One of them is muscle loss. That happens very quietly so that you hardly notice it, but then one day you realize you don’t have the strength you once had. But with one’s mortality knocking at the door, why be so caught up in world affairs when one’s opinions really make no difference at all? So to be obsessed with what is going on in the world seems more and more like a waste of time.
Published by Henry Barnard
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up. View all posts by Henry Barnard