At the beginning of this week I became a septuagenarian. Since I are one now (sic.), I figured I should look up the spelling. Good thing I did, since I didn’t expect the “u.” I guess I should have, since the Greek translation of the Old testament, reportedly translated by 70 of the best Greek and Hebrew scholars at the time, is called the Septuagint, abbreviated LXX.
As Dan Hoppy stated on FaceBook yesterday: “I thought growing old would take longer.”
And tomorrow, I begin a new decade of retirement. Read that brief article, here.
Tonight as March dissolves into April Fools’ Day, I enter my second decade of retirement. Yes, April 1, 2006 was my first day of retirement. Some might suggest that such a day would be inauspicious; that it might be better to choose a different day. But that happened to be first day of the month following my birthday, and since I was (still am) convinced that God was calling me to do it then it wasn’t really my decision to make.
I really should take more time to reflect on the last decade as well as think about the next. I’ve done a bit of that, but nothing in a form that would make much sense to anyone else. Perhaps I’ll get bits and pieces written out in a way to share. If, and when I get around to it I’ll do most of that sharing here.