Lyrics from Joni Mitchell’s song California :
Sitting in a park in Paris France Reading the news and it sure looks bad …
I am stopping the quote right there, because in the era of the 24 hour news/fake news/reality unreality: destruction, distortion, despair … sometimes we need to just take a break.
Deep Breath – how about a joke?
We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. Will Rogers
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. Agatha Christie
I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do. Phyllis Diller
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Bob Hope
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere. Billy Crystal
When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. George Burns
At my age, I don't want to eat health food. I need all the preservatives I can get. (Unknown)
and then of course there is always the vast archive of New Yorker Cartoons.
and finally a smile or three: