Why should becoming an activist, artist, dramatist, essayist or whatever I want to become be any more impossible at an older age than at 20? In fact, it's easier. Play 20!
The idea to “play 20” hit me when I reflected on the fact that many 20-year-olds become able to identify themselves as professionals of some sort by the time they reach 25. Julia is suddenly an engineer. David has become a nurse. So, with all my experience at 68, why can’t I make myself the artist or writer I’ve actually dreamed of being? Why can’t I begin to identify myself as an artist or writer and become a respectable one within five years?