"If the limit of age 80 is at the summit of Mt Everest, the highest place on earth, one can never be happier," Yuichiro Miura, 80 an extreme skier wrote on his expedition website after scaling the summit of Mt Everest last Thursday, making him the oldest man to scale the world's highest peak. Miura has now scaled Everest three times and with this, he replaced Nepal's Min Bahadur Sherchan, who was 76 when he conquered Everest in 2008, as the record holder.
It’s been a busy fortnight and in all of that, I didn’t realise that summer had slowly but surely crept up. In fact, it was only yesterday afternoon when I saw the temp reading in my car, at 37°C, did it really strike home. But the mind plays funny tricks, and guess what mine told me, almost instantaneously? “It’s because the car has been parked in the sun for over two hours.” And did it make me feel better? Of course, it did, because I could then tell myself that the real temperature was actually four degrees less.
It’s been an amazing month and with the amount of rain that we’ve had in Oman this April, the weather is just fabulous and the way things are looking, it's likely to stay that way till the end of the month.
Marcel Proust said, “People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were travelling abroad.”
“Times are a changing” and with it the attitudes and aspirations of women all over the globe are changing as well. Having lived in Oman for over two decades, I’ve proudly watched some major strides that have been taken by women of all ages and am convinced that there are many more ways in which women will have the opportunity to express what they think, feel and want to contribute to their families and society.