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Hitting the Wall at 80

Hitting the wall at eighty, even if it happens metaphorically, is never easy.  It was a rough Lent.  It seemed to go on forever (as did winter). Wasn’t it at least 100 days long?   We’ve all been there, but for me, an endless procession of intense, grey, days, serious illness and deaths in loved ones, dissertation deadlines, criticism and apathy from others, and random, stupid difficulties added up to an agonizing month. It is not often I feel like I’ve hit the wall and can’t cope – losing things, forgetting more, not sleeping, not even …

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