I asked Bel Kaufman if she had any words of wisdom about staying creatively active all one's life.
"Words of wisdom? Words of common sense: Provided you are healthy (a huge proviso) you can have a long and interesting old age. The problems and insecurities of youth are in the past, children are grown and on their own, this is the time to do not what you always had to do but what you want to do. You can be creative, productive, helpful, even inspiring or simply content to be privileged to live in a world which is changing every day."BEL KAUFMAN (by email, December 3, 2011)
Photograph © Ellen Wallenstein 2011
"Respecting My Elders"
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