Tuesday BARB UP July 18, 2017

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I find a really deep need for relief and relaxation, which can be separate states of being, particularly as you move along in your life. Relief comes in the form of pressure being taken off my shoulders, off which there is so much—having to support my family, having to walk my dog, having to do things. Earning money is of course always a relief. Finding ways to do so, not so much, never has been. Relaxing, too has evolved for me. There was a time when sitting in a chair, looking at blue water, was stressful to me. I could be doing so much more! But now, I understand that blue is the warmest color, and the wave of tranquility that washes over me is invaluable. I get that my deep appreciation is tied in to my age and that understanding is quite a relief. Finally.

Margaret Atwood: “So, if we mean, should women as citizens have equal rights, I’m all for it and a number of advances have been made in my lifetime regarding property rights and divorce and custody of children and all of those things. But do we mean, are women always right? Give me a break! I’m sorry, but no! Theresa May is a woman, for heaven’s sakes!”

Bridget Everett: “I don’t need fragrance. I smell like Bridget. That’s really working well for everybody.”

Building a community amongst your lady friends.

The  divide between being 55 and 65.

How to mend your broken heart.

Working out can be a pain.

Oh, that old size matters thing.

Sex stuff.

And now have a laugh with Wanda Sykes.

 

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