Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.
Today is my mother's 82nd birthday. Yesterday we celebrated with a party with all the trimmings and I cooked a huge roast chicken dinner for about a dozen people on likely one of the warmest, most humid days of the year. Well, what I gained in calories from all I ate, I lost in weight from running around in the heat all day!
Here she is, the birthday girl, with her cake. It was an 'orange' themed birthday as at her age, she doesn't want to count numbers anymore. Every present she had was orange in colour, or orange related, taste or scent. It seemed to work...
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