To my followers: Thank you for the comments on my last blog encouraging me to carry on writing about films and old women.
By a curious coincidence I found the real reason for my weariness. It is not only the oppressive heat that made me feel that my blog was self indulgent. I have been following Ronnie’s blog (Time Goes By <email@example.com>) for a long time and found so much to comfort and enlighten me. A day after my last blog I read in hers :
So I think that although for 15 years this blog has been dedicated 100 percent to an ongoing conversation about “what it’s really like to get old,” something else too big and too serious to ignore also needs our attention.
Most of all, I have come to believe this because if I continue in these pages to ignore our unprecedented political predicament, I then am complicit with the culture at large I regularly denounce for sidelining old people by ignoring them, dismissing them and removing them from the public stage.
Yes this is exactly how I feel Ronnie. Thanks.