weekly blog--one for the ages
My wife and I watched the new movie Nomadland over the weekend. It’s the story about an older woman who has lost her husband and job and decides to live as a nomad. She’s not alone. She’s one of many Americans over 60 who have lost their jobs or a loved one, sunk into debt and have nothing to lose by hitting the road in a van or small RV in search of work and life’s meaning.
The movie is both uplifting and depressing, and in our CoVid environs, makes you want to hit the road too--if nothing more than to go on a vacation or to visit family and friends. The good news is that day is coming soon. The most difficult chore in Massachusetts right now for the 65+ crowd is getting vaccinated. And trying to make an appointment is a frustrating daylong struggle that often results in failure. So on to spring. On my walk yesterday, the temperature topped 50 degrees for the first time in weeks, the snow was melting and on a hillside, I saw crocuses starting to break ground.
The Reality of Nomadland Life in America | Next Avenue