Lisbet, Age 69
In March I’ll be turning 70, along with 2 other gals I know. To celebrate, we’re going to Neskaya Movement Arts Center in NH, for a long weekend of partying and Sacred Circle Dance with friends, colleagues and friends of friends.
Seven is my life number (convert your entire date of birth into numbers and keep adding them up until they become a single digit – i.e. January 1, 1919 = 1+1+2 = 4).
I’ve always been a “7.” Eenneagramatically, Type 7 means “Let’s party! The glass is half full. Why dwell on the negative? Who cares about money? The Goddess will provide.” Born in 47, that’s another lucky number, as is 13 – my Maya number, which means “the Magic.”
I’m a Pisces, the final sign of the Zodiac, that absorbs the energies of all the other signs. It helps in performing (I trained in Opera, Theatre and Dance), and in the helping professions (Zen Shiatsu and Heart Mind Integration Healing). Theatre people are often “extra sensitive” – therefore shy or blustery, shields that save us from overwhelm. When we go on stage, we become “someone else,” so we can be ourselves through another character. In overcoming that phase, I have learned to use my own words.
70 – the beginning of my eighth decade! I so look forward to it! I for one want to change the paradigm of “aging” in America, where we are “death phobic” (Stephen Jenkinson) and our pols and city planners don’t take our huge cohort into account.
But they are starting to. Just read JoAnn Jenkins’ new book: “Disrupt Aging.” She’s the CEO of AARP Foundation. And “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose” by Paul H. Irving, Chair of the Center for the Future of Aging at the Milken Institute in L.A. September 24-28 I’ll be attending the core conference “THE CREATIVE AGE: Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging,” sponsored in D.C. by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), “dedicated to building a world where every individual flourishes across their lifespan through creative expression.” Who Knew?
If anyone is going to change the paradigm, it’s we boomers! Despair Not! “The meek are getting ready!”
Lisbet Taylor, 8.2.16