Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Time is running out

A 90-something retired British teacher hired a cab to bring her 3000 kilometers to the Northern Greek city of Naoussa in order to see the site where Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle.
Accompanied by a nurse, she toured the site for 30 minutes before getting back into the cab and returning home to the U.K. One has to wonder how much round trip cab fare from the U.K. to Greece costs.

She said that it had always been her dream to see the place where the famous philosopher tutored the heir to the Macedonian throne and other nobles in 342 BC.

I gotta hand it to her, she knew time was running out and she still had this on her "must do before I die" list. Like her, I'm keeping parts of my list until I'm well into my 90's, because I don't want to get done with my list and thus be free to shuffle off this mortal coil. No need to tempt fate by doing it all too soon.

1 comment:

Cynthia Rae said...

Bless her little heart! Greece is on my list, though I don't think I will wait until I am 90 (or even 60) to go there.

So Mel, what's on your list?