Today I sent two gifts to Australia, one to my brother-in-law who will be seventy soon, and one to my sister who also celebrated a birthday a while ago. The first verse is for my sister and the second for my brother-in-law.
Whatever day you think of me,
So far away across the sea,
Raise a glass and drink a toast,
To one who loves you more than most.
THE THINKING YEARS
Those meditations through the years
have brought you insight, calmed your fears.
You know the blinding truth at seventy –
The unexamined life is empty!