Is that all there is?

I’ve started using blipfoto – service that incorporates a daily photograph with the opportunity to write a short piece of pithy prose describing it, or your thoughts associated with the photo. I’ve managed 40 successive blips, which is some achievement for me I feel – a very indisciplined person, but today was going to be a struggle. Grey, wet, windy day with nothing much going on. In addition, I’d driven the car into work which meant that (and this has been rare over the past 40 days) I hadn’t had the chance to just look around and see what I could see that might make a good picture. And then I remembered the title of this draft blogpost which had sat waiting for the right moment since February 22nd earlier this year.

“Is that all there is?”

The older amongst you will remember this as a Peggy Lee song – go and look at the lyrics, or watch this Bette Middler version and you might understand why I thought it could be an appropriate blogpost title to make my retirement date public information. I’m retiring from full-time employment on December 31st. After 37 years of work “is that all there is?” – a stack of shredded paper.

“Is that all there is?”

No, it’s not of course – but it’s a nice line!

One Reply to “Is that all there is?”

  1. Dad, your work life might be coming towards an end but your third life is just beginning. Just look on the bright side and you will realise that there is lots of time to learn and try new things. Retirement is interesting. I wish you could retire at the start of your life and then work till you are no more. Makes sense in some ways. Take care . Peter.

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