Heather Phillipson’s vast physical and digital sculpture tops the Fourth Plinth with a giant swirl of whipped cream, a cherry, a fly and a drone that transmits a live feed of Trafalgar Square. Entitled THE END it suggests both exuberance and unease, responding to Trafalgar Square as a site of celebration and protest, that is shared with other forms of life. The live feed of Trafalgar Square picked up by the drone’s camera is visible on a dedicated website www.theend.today giving a sculpture’s eye perspective.
I met Gene Kelly, one of my Tap heroes, in Leicester Square.
Dancing in the Rain.
… and of course I danced with him – what a privilege.
We walked to the station via Soho with the ever present Chinese cooking smells, I love.
Today I am cheesy – it is an important day – my 60th Birthday.
So I collected some age related words and advice:
“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka
Today is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.
They’re called the golden years for a reason. Getting older has its perks. For one, you’re good at using what you’ve learned. This is called crystalized intelligence, and it keeps getting better, even when you’re 65 or 70.
Older people might control their emotions better, and focus more on how to make the most of life.
You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude.Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years.
Aging: It’s in Your Mind
The Power of Optimism
It’s difficult to know what comes first — the good health or the positive attitude.
One possible answer is they build on each other: A rosy outlook may help you exercise more and eat better. And that in turn helps you stay hopeful and happy because you feel better. You may hear that called a “virtuous circle.”
Optimism has been linked to living longer.
Things you can do include:
Check yourself. If you’re having negative thoughts, pause and see whether there’s a better way to look at what’s bothering you.
Seek out humor and laughter
Make time for things that give you joy
Find positive people and hang out with them
With this in mind,
help yourself to some cake and Champagne to celebrate with me.