"I've been learning Yiddish as a way of connecting with my ancestors, and that's felt really meaningful."
Gayle's writing has always been a pleasure to read, and this is no exception. I would say she is a mensch, but I guess that is sexist.
Lovely answers, Gayle! 💖
This is a heartwarming read and I am also off to grab your book! I guffawed at the nod to zoom neck.🤣 Put me in mind of Ephron’s “I Feel Bad About My Neck”! I read that so long ago and tried to take preemptive maintenance action. Didn’t last long and now, as I approach middle 60s, I’m in a rip tide of “oh, SHIT!” and “meh.”🙌🏻
A beautiful essay about embracing the change that aging brings.
Did we just not notice our necks before Zoom??? I totally agree about the turtleneck making me a better listener instead of the distraction of a wrinkly neck AND multiple chins. Oy.
This was beautiful and inspiring. Looking forward to checking out her work.
P.S. I hope I look like that at 54!
Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful human and writer!
I'm so grateful to be included in beloved Oldster--thanks so much, Sari!!
What a great piece. Trotting off to order your book!
OMG! ... (as I sit reading this in my turtleneck, after having given a presentation at a hybrid in-person/zoom meeting today.) Your writing and images dance over me like water in a shallow, pebbled stream. I'm ordering your new book as soon as I post this. Thank you!