Happy first Friday of the Dragon Year, good companions, and welcome to the Open Mic! If you’re new here, on Fridays we get together here for some chat. (Sometimes there’s a guest artist instead.) The topic varies from week to week, but everyone is welcome to participate in the comments.
Earlier this week my friend Apricot shared a beautiful video on her blog; apparently it’s been making its way around the intertubes. It’s a brief, loving tribute by artist/filmmaker Julia Warr to her 95-year-old friend, former ballet dancer Maia Helles.
(By the way, if you want to learn Maia’s isometric exercises, there’s a video of those too.)
The video made me think of a number of powerful exercises that have helped me get perspective on my life by imagining myself at the end of it. In other words, who do I want to be when I’m Maia Helles’s age? What do I want my life to be like? What do I want people to remember me for?
How do you see yourself at 95?
See you in the comments!