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AofA People: Marian Matthews – Writer

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WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Blandford Forum, Dorset

AGE?

68

TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE?

Exciting, free to research and write. Not having to worry about what other people think. Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25?

Wisdom, the internet, self-worth.

WHAT ABOUT SEX?

Yes, still keen. Not as important but nice.

AND RELATIONSHIPS?

Happily married to my 3rd husband. We met on the internet. I have lots of friends of both sexes. Where friendship is concerned I have always been a people personal rather than male or female being important.

HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL?

My only ties are those of love which I gladly enjoy.

WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?

My books, my writing, my children and grandchildren. By playing the long game I have had it all.

WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?

I am driven, at a time when I should be retired, I am seeking new knowledge and still trying to make a difference via my work.

WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?

Cuddled up with my husband in bed or interacting with family.

AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?

Books, articles short stories and talking to people. I also knit and sew!

WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?

Our reality is, in fact, an illusion or an interactive video game. We must play to the best of our ability. Co-operation rather than competition.”

AND DYING?

Phew…when I have finished my mission I can pass over in peace. I do not want to have to come back and do this all over again. I have past life memories, I know this is just one life of many.”

ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?

Absolutely…I would like to get my message across to a wider audience. A bit of fame and fortune would be nice.

WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?

Do you know, I cannot think. I always used to manage a bit of outrageous behaviour, but I have not done so lately. (I expect knitting and wearing wild jumpers does not count?) Thank you for reminding me what I have to do!

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