Playing the name game and losing
“In order to enrich your life, make sure you have a strong connection to many others.”
I’ve found that directive in every magazine entitled, “The Sundown Years,” “It’ll be Over Soon,” or “How to Live Long Enough to Get Even with your Children.”
What they don’t mention is that while we’d like to stay connected to new acquaintances, it’s hard to keep these recent contacts because we can’t remember their names. I realized this even more when I recently attended a meeting geared for female seniors, one in which the topic was “How to Make New Friends in Your Old Years.”
The speaker instructed, “Every woman in odd numbered rows, please turn to the woman in back of you and ask her name and something about her.”
I was in an odd row (befitting), so I turned around and said, “I’m Judi and you are . . .?
“Alice,” she said. She wore a sweater with bunnies on it.
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