requires a willingness to ‘go the distance’.
requires stickability and a willingness to adapt to whatever life throws at you.
Longevity needs a thin skin that understands, and responds to, the changing of the seasons.
Longevity needs companionship, creativity, determination, and careful crafting.
( Mary Delany had it ‘in spades’ )
Sometimes, longevity requires sheer bloody mindedness, as well as generous good luck, but always, always, longevity requires an open, tender, sweet heart 🙂 ,
( and a never-mind attitude to the all-important gritty bits that hitch a ride ).
Happy Anniversary, Mum and Dad, celebrating 67 years together, this February. Longevity, it’s a long road. 😉 Travel well.