Open Mic Friday! you talk: a life well lived

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!

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