I’m driving home from the school run listening to Chris Evans on Radio Two when an interview with Roger Daltrey of The Who comes on. Roger has just recorded a new album and a new song has ‘dropped’ (this means his single has just been released for those the same age and older than me) which was then played. His powerful vocals and the music carry with it an unmistakable and inspiring energy.
The man is seventy-four years old.
Then, as your mind wanders when you’re driving, I thought about the Netflix series I’m currently watching for the second time: Grace & Frankie staring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Jane is eighty and Lily is seventy-eight. Both women have found themselves single in their seventies after their husbands left them (for each other). The series focuses on their friendship and rediscovering their place in the world after they’ve both had forty-year marriages and children.
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