A recent report by Joel Friedlander about a meeting of a California writers' group included a photo of the attendees. There was lots of gray hair, white hair and places where there once was hair.
I commented that I wondered where all of the young writers are. Are the creative 20-somethings and 30-somethings devoting their energy to writing apps, playing videogames and tweeting?
But maybe writing has always been mostly an old folks' activity -- maybe like bingo, bocce, complaining and visiting doctors.
Maybe the perspective of looking back on decades of experiences is a vital ingredient in writing.
I know I have much more to say now than I did 40 years ago. Back then I wrote magazine articles. Now I write books (and blog posts).
(Photo from http://jeffpicard.com/blog/ -- used without permission, but with thanks)