Retirement Fun: Amateur Performers
by Irwin Lengel
Today I will share with you a brief glimpse of the fun we have performing for others in our role as amateur performers be it line dancing or amateur actors such as when we act in a mystery dinner play.
Yes, there is another play in the works entitled “The Dead Man’s Chest” that will be taking place on March 24th and hopefully someone will be kind enough to take pictures so that I can share them during a future post. The mystery takes place in 1857 in New Orleans at a Mardi Gras Ball. I will be performing as a pirate named Arturo Diablo with my lovely wench, Lilly Laveau (played by my lovely wife), by my side.
Our dance performances, annual talent show as well as the annual mystery dinner play are just a few of the activities we have become involved with during, these, our retirement years.
The dancing and memorizing of the various steps keep us in shape both physically and mentally. Add to that, having to memorize various lines in a play (even though we admit to ad-libbing a lot), and we find that we do not have time to sit and worry about what we are going to be doing tomorrow.
Lately it seems as though tomorrow will be just as busy as today is. The day or days of just sitting around and watching the grass grow are not something we get to do very often.
We have one more line dance performance and then the upcoming play before the snow birds return north and so this has been a busy season for us. I share this with you to show that a person can be as active or as inactive as they want to be.
Personally, I find that the more active we are, the less time we have to sit around and become melancholy or worry about what tomorrow might bring. Live for today and in the moment and you will find that you will be happy and tomorrow will take care of itself.
This is our and your retirement and we can be as happy or as miserable as we wish to be. Personally I prefer to be happy.