In 2015 I fully realized that I was old, not just getting old, but old with difficulties breathing, a body full of pain, and no longer good at walking. This meant that it would be unsafe for me to SCUBA dive, difficult to navigate during spelunking into caves, impossible to canoe or kayak, and simply no fun to go camping. So I sold my gear, equipment, and supplies, much of it going to the fit young woman who was first to answer my advertisement. I tenderly watched her bright happy face as she picked out what would now be her gear. I had been like her.
Caption: Changing Gears
by Annmarie Throckmorton 2018