Being a man, I am an inveterate producer of lists. Here is what I constructed on my walk this morning in drizzly rain.
Things I am interested in:
This list seems to get shorter as the years pass. Things that fascinated me as a young man, no longer seem to be worth the effort.
- Being wise before I die.
- Greece, ancient and modern.
- Dogs, for their honesty.
- Being in the natural world.
- Family history.
Things that worry me:
- Staying healthy.
- The state of the natural, non-human world.
- The extent and prevalence of human greed.
- Ubiquitous noise.
The balance still seems good to me. There are more things that interest me than things I worry about. A good exercise to do, along with books that have changed my life and the eight pieces of music I would take to a desert island!