Category Archives: Love & Sex

Is It Too Late For Love?

The other day I heard a story of an elderly couple in their mid-eighties who are having an affair. In their retirement home! The reaction of the surrounding audience was “How cute, how endearing.” As if they were little infants who lie on a lambskin, lifting their heads for the photographer or a couple of

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

(By William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18) Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every

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65+ And Still Doing It

So, this will be the first of many pieces about sex. It is utterly boggling what kind of stereotypes are being ‘cultivated’ about ‘mature’ people and sex. Nobody seems to have trouble to envisage grandma baking in the kitchen, looking after the little grandchildren, reading stories, attending to the little vege-garden in the backyard. But

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