Live for today

As another 70-plus retiree, I was interested in Christopher Vanier’s article (Connexion, October edition)

I disagreed with his conclusion that we should reflect on the past. Should we not concentrate on the present?

We can’t do anything about the past and, save for trying to keep reasonably healthy, can’t control the future. However, the pleasure we can take from the present is in our control.

For some this can mean travel and for others simple things in their neighbourhood. It should, being France, include food.

While Christopher talked of things he had cut out of his diet, my wife was advised by her oncologist to use good quality products and eat the things that gave her pleasure.

Jonathan Barclay, Hautes-Pyrénées

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