Last week I was in Paris with a very close family friend celebrating her 75th birthday. I’d joked before leaving that I was going on a senior citizen’s cruise. It wasn’t technically, but it was a Viking River Cruise. I’d been on one a few years ago and was the youngest by about 40 years. Plus, they advertise on PBS. I watch PBS, but prior to Downton Abbey, who predominately watched PBS? They are seeking seniors.
When I arrived I realized I was in the same boat, literally. I don’t mind that age group. People kept telling me I must be bored. First of all, I’m rarely bored. And second, just because you’re older than me doesn’t mean you bore me. Every year we should all be filled with more fascinating stories and life experiences. Seniors should be more interesting. I like people. The people on that ship did not bore me.