And sharing stories
Thank you Alice. I've enjoyed reading and commenting on the stories. I appreciate the invitation.
ha ha on me. When I saw the title of your post I thought it was going to be about still being here as in "alive and kicking." Such is my current obsession with aging and dying. I never used to think about these things...I guess this is why I am so thankful for your blog and why it resonates with your followers. I hope yours is a happy, healthy year!
Alice of course this was a story. I was always drawn to the word "considerable" as it cleverly does not liaise with those nasty connotations of "old, wise, senior" etc. It is neutral, and suggests a bevy of positive talents. Glad your dad shared his stories and that percolated into you one day taking that mint tea, and start writing for which we are all grateful. Happy New Year to the writers and to your readers!!
I always smile when your “stories” arrive in my inbox. Always an enjoyable read.
I am one of those people who didn’t know you…..and have since looked forward to stories. Was passing it along to a friend who subscribed on her own. Keep writing. Love, health and happiness in the new year.
It used to be, in the not so far away past, that being a considerable age was a thing to revere, as with those years came greater wisdom garnered from hard won experience. Storytellers were celebrated as guardians of what went before and what might be. Alice, dear Alice, this weekly joy you have brought so many of us is a reaffirmation that we have much to contribute and in so doing create both pleasure and community. Your imagination, commitment, hard work and vision, have made this a better year for so many. With gratitude and wonder, merci!
Thank you for sharing your stories Alice. As a fairly new subscriber, I am still surprised when I see my Sunday morning emails from you. I usually have my coffee in hand to enjoy the read. Wishing you all the best in the new year!
As one the contributors accepted for publication in the “he’s a relative” obligatory category (although I did think of sending my submission in as the Milan-based Davide Fioredoro to dispel accusations of nepotism), it has been a pleasure to read these posts all year. There is a craft to short essays and stories so different than long novels or memoirs (see George Saunders’ wonderful book “A Swim In A Pond In The Rain”) that is beautifully on display here each week. These are poignant miniatures, tinged with both the sadness and the joy that accumulates from having lived to a considerable age. And I should add that some light editorial dusting by Alice made for a better finished product in my case. Please keep this going - and a happy, healthy 2023 to all.
This is a story, Alice! I enjoyed today’s story & all of the others. A Considerable Age is a perfect name. Happy New Year!
The African proverb is so true. 🧡
Thank you for being here, Alice. For creating this forum and opening it up for others to share their stories as well. Many blessings in the new year!
I have so enjoyed your stories and perspective, Alice. That’s what we gain from age, right? A few pounds and loads of perspective. Happy 2023!❤️
The stories are a delightful start to Sundays. Many of them touch my heart, my soul, even at times a nerve. Thank for having taken this initiative. I look forward to spending 2023 reading more contributions from this community. Warm wishes!
I look forward to the upcoming stories through 2023 and hopefully will toss one into the ring.
I like the analogy of turning on a tap. Sometimes the ideas drip slowly out and other times they come in a gush! Most people are hungry (or thirsty in this case) for entertainment and/or affirmation of their feelings and life experiences.
Hopefully, our stories will touch more people this year in whatever way they need.
Well done Alice. Great stories and I have really enjoyed reading each and every one of the them.
Happy New Year!!
I am so glad you started A Considerable Age, allowing me to start writing again. Of course I could write without a place to send my musings, but the discipline it takes and the comments I receive make it much more enjoyable. Thanks.