The major problem my friends and I have found is that we don't look the way we feel. It's a shock every time I look into the mirror. I feel like I'm in my 20s or maybe 30s at the oldest, but my mirror shows me a different person. Cindy > -----Original Message----- > From: jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 19:49:59 -0800 (PST) > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] I'm Too Young to be Seventy > > I just submitted the book of poetry by Judith Viorst, > author of Suddenly Sixty. > > From the dust jacket: > > Fans of Judith Viorst's funny, touching, and wise > poems about turning thirty, forty, fifty, and sixty > will love this new volume for the woman who deeply > believes she is too young to be seventy, "too young in > my heart and my soul, if not in my thighs." > Viorst explores, among the many other issues of this > stage of life, the state of our sex lives and teeth, > how we can stay married though thermostatically > incompatible, and the joys of grandparenthood and > shopping. Readers will nod with rueful recognition > when she asks, "Am I required to think of myself as a > basically shallow woman because I feel better when my > hair looks good?," when she presses a few helpful > suggestions on her kids because "they may be middle > aged, but they're still my children," and when she > graciouslybut not too graciouslyselects her > husband's next mate in a poem deliciously subtitled > "If I Should Die Before 4 Wake, Here's the Wife You > Next Should Take." Though Viorst acknowl¬edges she is > definitely not a good sport about the fact that she is > mortal, her poems are full of the pleasures of life > right now, helping us come to terms with the passage > of time, encouraging us to keep trying to fix the > world, and inviting us to consider "drinking wine, > making love, laughing hard, caring hard, and learning > a new trick or two as part of our job description at > seventy." > > > > > > Jamie in Michigan > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.