" In their 70’s, 80’s, 90’s life long artists created their best work. They worked passionately until the morning they died, William Stafford and more. Those who discovered their gift “late,” found their voice decades fast. The adventure of what’s next kept them moving forward.
In the Sessions of this day we’ll learn about creatives who go deeper and more intensively, with great curiosity and vitality in the last 1/4 of our lives. Grandma Moses began painting age 78. Monet’s huge lily pond paintings, 8 x 20 feet in length, were not attempted before in this massive size but accomplished by this risk taker in his last 10 years. There are
poets like William Stafford, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver. Composers like Beethoven’s innovative combining a thrilling chorus with orchestra for the first time, a big risk, in his 9th Symphony written 2 years before his death and while deaf. His last sonatas and string quartets are the most evocative of feeling ever. And remember Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda acting their age and so profound and funny: On Golden Pond
try this little snippet: Billy Ray: So, I heard you turned 80 today. Norman: Is that what you heard? Billy Ray: Yeah. Man, that's really old. Norman: You should meet my father. Billy Ray: Your father's still alive? Norman: No, but you should meet him.
Arti Gras! 2015 occurs the Saturday before Ash Wednesday.
Reminders will come later.