The NY Times Business Section yesterday showed sixteen CEO of big financial type institutions with how much they were worth last year and how much they're worth now, in the midst of the current debacle. There were typically numbers like formerly worth $800 million, now worth $350 million. A couple of guys had sunk to only a little more than half a million -- I suppose THEY're really hurting, for their life styles probably demand more than that a year. Quite possibly some of these guys are really fine folks at heart. But I must admit I'm not a fine enough folk to feel their pain. If you had hundreds of millions and you still have hundreds of millions after it's cut in half, it really can't hurt. No matter how smart, how mean and nasty, or how generously philanthropic, no one should have that much when so many have so little. It just ain't fair and I don't believe it can be either earned or deserved.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!