Growing older can be complicated. Some manage to ease into new chapters in their lives with grace and equanimity. Others struggle, perhaps because of ill health, daunting financial challenges, or, perhaps, for more existential reasons having to do with the mysteries and anxieties of mortality.
The most fortunate among us will cope well with the challenges life dishes out as we age, learn keen insights from them, and thrive. As Robert Frost wrote, "The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected." Lynn Leonard shares the afternoon lessons she has learned along the way.
Lynn Leonard lives and writes in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.