Reflections, Monty Shulberg

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An example of Ageing With Vitality:  Monty Shulberg

The Years pass by

How quickly we dare not say

They come and go

A journey that seems so long
But stay strong
‘Cos the moon not visible in the day
Spreading its beauty just at night
Charming and bright
Reflections

Poem by Monty Shulberg. 

In the last three months, I have met a remarkable man; Monty Shulberg.

He is an artist, and wonderful conversationalist, and also a poet it seems. And he is ageing with vitality.  He is 91 years of age. 

He is frail in body and also is in the early stages of dementia. But he is out and about, and is a remarkable man, and not ruled by disabilities. He uses a frame to walk and seems to know a lot of people.

I feel so privileged to have met Monty, and we meet regularly, sometimes with Tom, my husband, either in Tavistock where he lives or in Plymouth, to chat about the meaning of life. We have so much in common on that ground,

His history is of teaching deaf children to listen with vibration. He was trained as an audiologist and travelled all over the world, helping parents and children when it seemed that others had given up on them.

Hence the painting at the bottom which he titled “The Sorcerers Apprentice” Which spoke to me from a shelf in a coffee shop in Tavistock. I like to think that it was Monty speaking to me because I contacted him for details of the price and we met up and bonded straight away.

monty shulberg painting

Monty Shulberg

For more on Monty, and to see more of his paintings,  here is his twitter account.
And if you want to know more about how to age with vitality, my Facebook group Ageing With Vitality is;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/113172222365276/
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