Gossipy posts are a rarity–if ever–on my blog. That said, being an Elton John fan, the Daily Mail’s article interested me, most especially because of his elderly mother’s reasoning which gives clues as to why–at 90– she appears to have aged very well.
Money, of course, helps. While she obviously knows how to dress and look good and throw a party, she is very articulate, still has a good mind, and is certainly in touch with her feelings. When one lives a long life, regardless of economic circumstances, major losses and big disappointments are a part of it. The way they are dealt with certainly affects aging well and happy–or not.
Readers know connections with others are important in helping parents age well. Elton John’s mother, Ms. Farebrother, obviously knows this also and has held onto her connections, even when her son didn’t. Check out her 90th birthday party.
(Note that the author of the Daily Mail’s article, Why my son Elton hasn’t spoken to me for seven years, says Elton’s mother, Ms. Farebrother, “was happy for our conversation to be recorded and indeed has approved every word of this article.”)