Amazingly, this post has nothing to do with Latvia or Latvians. I just wanted to post a link to a wonderful article spotted in the New York Times, "What You Learn in Your 40s." The writer is Pamela Druckerman, a journalist and author of the book Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. She brings up a few good lessons that she's learned, and that many of us occasionally need to be reminded of.
•Eight hours of continuous, unmedicated sleep is one of life’s great pleasures. Actually, scratch “unmedicated.”
•There are no grown-ups. We suspect this when we are younger, but can confirm it only once we are the ones writing books and attending parent-teacher conferences. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently.
•Do not buy those too-small jeans, on the expectation that you will soon lose weight.
•If you are invited to lunch with someone who works in the fashion industry, do not wear your most “fashionable” outfit. Wear black.
•It’s O.K. if you don’t like jazz.
Happy Friday, everyone!
|Lake Michigan, somewhere near Old Mission Peninsula|