Out of curiosity, or procrastination, I recently googled the term ‘late bloomer’. I always thought the term referred to children who develop more slowly than their peers. I have always considered myself to be a late bloomer.
It turns out a ‘late bloomer’ is defined as an adult who came to their arts late in life.
Meryl Streep is considered a late bloomer because she did not graduate from the school of drama until age 27. Not so old maybe, but considering the accomplishments of many of Hollywood’s stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, or Ryan Gosling, 27 was a late start.
Lots of authors, such as John Grisham would be considered late bloomers.
Retirement gives many people the opportunity to resume the creative pursuits they may have abandoned earlier in life in order to pursue the security of full time jobs…
“Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip
Mum mum mum mum mum mum
Get a job, sha na na na, sha na na na na”
My point here is that it is never too late to bloom. If you find yourself in a stage of life where you can reignite your creative spark, then why not?
Next weekend is the long weekend as we celebrate Canada Day. 150 Years!! There will be no post next Sunday whilst I enjoy festivities…
This week’s episode, ironically has bloomed late today, but is now posted at Contentment is for Cows.
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