Right now my Mum is struggling in a hospital thousands of miles away.  It’s hard to accept that age catches up with you with all its misery.  The body doesn’t want to cooperate anymore in many ways yet the spirit doesn’t age.  Such a profound conundrum and one that requires such wisdom and compassion.  I wish I was able to be there, but failing that, I’m so glad that I was with her just a couple of short weeks ago.  As an example of that irrespressible spirit, here are some images of her at age 87 joining me on a helicopter flight over the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa.  She was feeling pretty poorly at the time, but that didn’t stop her.  Mum, you are amazing!