Ep 82 Cross-generational Friendships

July 10, 2023

Good morning from Martha’s Vineyard. I will admit I am loving those words Good morning from Martha’s Vineyard. I am totally into the vibe here, and to being in summertime mode. It is lush and green and full of interesting people and fun things to do. Anyway, what’s on my mind this morning is cross generational relationships and how rich and beautiful and mutually beneficial cultivating relationships with people outside our immediate age range is.

I’ve spoken recently about Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, beautiful podcast ‘Wiser Than Me’ where she interviews older women – people like Jane Fonda, Carol Burnett, Isabella Allende the author. I also talked about my parents befriending my brother’s best friends, Lowell and Lydia. So this idea of having friends that are older and younger – definitely in my life – originated in my home. My friend Eric has always pushed me to embrace young people. He says stay close to the young people, I think in part because I don’t have children. And while I have great relationships with the children of some of my friends, it’s something I need to actively pursue. In fact, I enjoy a whole group of friends in the twenties. I call them my mentees, but of course they aren’t just mentees. I also have a lot of friends in their thirties.

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