Today’s quote is attributed to the Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist, George Bernard Shaw. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays with a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory and became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Shaw’s quote is that we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. What he means is that growing old is not only determined by the passage of time or our natural ageing, but instead, it is our attitudes and behaviours that experience the process of ageing. Playing or engaging in activities that bring joy, curiosity, and a sense of wonder to our lives is vital in preserving our youthful energy and outlook.
Finally, after nearly 2.5 years I am within spitting distance of Mumbai! I am less than 100 km from my home in Mumbai and I can’t wait to finally reach my home, before I make the 1000 km trek to where my parents currently live.
GG has secured an internship, so she will be busy until school starts in August. BB on the other hand is still waiting for his National Service notification so that he can start his conscription.
That’s all from me this week. Take care, stay safe and be positive!