|James Murdoch (Wired.com)|
Say what you will about News Corp (parent company to Fox News) -- some of you, Dear Reader, have expressed your dissatisfaction in different forums that I've been privy to -- but I personally am a huge fan of News Corp and Fox News and the Wall St. Journal. They are agents of change for almost every vertical they touch ... and by that, I mean for the better. More competition. More consumer choices. And ... this is key, sometimes better pricing. While they might have a conservative, big, bad businessman's worldview, the Murdoch family, is anything but conservative. They may back conservative policies spouted by the typical pro-business Republicans or Tories, but they themselves are a fairly liberal lot personally. And, that's a pretty interesting cognitive dissonance. (I'm not complainin', I'm just esplainin'.) I, however, remain very easy to decipher: conservative politically and personally and with my electricity.
So, here's a story about News Corp trying to buy F1 Racing over at JustLuxe.com that I recently wrote for them. Check it out if you'd like. No worries if not.
But, then there's this article I'd love to share/recommend with you from Daily Telegraph about a 60-yr-old woman (Harriet Walter) finally finding true love and jumping into her new marriage wholeheartedly.
I loved the movie It's Complicated because of the wonderful romance and love story (ultimately unrequited) about a couple of older divorcées contemplating a rekindling of their former marriage. Or, from the same producer (Nancy Meyers ... love her set designs), the classic Something's Gotta Give about a 70-yr-old lothario finally dating a woman near his age range (the lovely Ms. Diane Keaton).
Even before I finally tripped (er, was dragged) over the 40-yr-old timeline a couple of years back, I have always appreciated and embraced the narrative that evinces a protagonist accepting their age and finding satisfaction (deep satisfaction) in what life or God is teaching them at that moment. I'm thinking of Ms. Marple (fictional old gals are good too!). Rush Limbaugh (he couldn't wait to turn 50). The Queen Mum. Ronald Reagan. Sophia Loren. These personalities all embraced their chronological measurements and brought/bring their hard-earned wisdom to their lives and the lives of those around them. I for one have benefited from so many of my elders, and I suspect you have as well.
Like my mom always said, bloom where you're planted. Make lemonade out of lemons. And, if you find yourself in Depends adult diapers at 78 yrs-old, well then plant whatever in them bloomers ... with gusto gulldernit! And, make sure to do your water aerobics whilst shaking those flabby arms, baby! If you flabby, flaunt it! (Btw, I used to swim at the YMCA near LAX (this should be a song title) ... trust me, you don't know trepidation until you have to swim your 60 laps immediately after a class of 30 or so seniors who have been shaking and jumping to the oldies in your swim lane only 60 seconds prior.)
That's what I'm loving today.