Marten Koops

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Marten Koops
Posted over 1 year ago
How will you spend your time and/or make a living between ages 60 and 100?
Interesting conversation. At 70 I've just unretired for the 5th time because people keep asking for help in their gardens. I beautify people's properties and try to make them functional. Its very hard heavy work but extremely satisfying. ( half days are enough now. ) The aim is to activate people's senses where they live via sniffing many wonderful fragrances, the last sense to go, creating a palette of color for the entire year, bringing sounds like running water or rustling leaves, touching the various textures of plants such as brushing along tall grasses, tasting the herbs and fruits or vegetables which can be an integral part of a garden. I suppose this isn't going to last forever for my body is already objecting. However, the joy of gardening will never leave and the ability to inspire others to create a beautiful environment where they live has to be my life's work. Teaching them to see the opportunities that surround them by opening their senses is an incredible rush. The bonus is that I get paid for this work, which allows us to travel for a month every year. Enjoy life while you can.