Very well written, Michael. I’m a few months away from 70, or as I like to call it “middle age”. I’ve written about some of my life, its’ ups, and downs, and mental illness. Life goes through phases, which is neither good nor bad but a fact. I can’t say that I am happier than I’ve ever been, But I see potential and have dreams for the future, and love to learn just about anything. I’m slower physically, but the mind keeps yearning for more. Don’t worry about white hairs, it’s what grows on the inside that counts.