6. What was the best phase of your life?
My late 30's and early 40's (which now feels like ancient history) do feel like the very best phase of my life. During that period of time I was involved in numerous activities with my children. That was rewarding on many levels. As they grew up, and moved on to other things and other places, I focused on my self and went to college. After having been a mother since the age of 18 and a stay at home mom at that, reentering the educational system gave me a big boost in self confidence. I also spent a lot of time on the road with family and friends, exploring the USA and seeing a lot of Grateful Dead shows. My first Rainbow Gathering came with those years, and changed my life forever. The farm was flourishing, we had goats, rabbits, horses, chickens, and one crazy peacock. Friends abounded and we shared good times and great food.
I was young, healthy, beautiful and free. Magic years. Creative years. Happy years.
I suppose that if I live a couple more decades I might look back and say that the phase of life I'm living now was best, but I doubt it.