Retirement is complicated. Some people just want to kick up their feet and do nothing for the next 20 years. Others start to do that, but once they and their spouse start to drive each other crazy, they return to the workforce as the fast track to restored harmony. Very special retirees are lured by The Island.
Is The Island a place? A new kind of prison? A jobs program? Maybe it's the surprising foundation of a diverse and thriving community. Perhaps it is all of these things. And it is also one more: a springboard to re-engage with both people and places, proving that for many who love life, retirement doesn't just mark an end ... it's a beginning.
©2012 Allan Wilcox (P)2012 Allan Wilcox