The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest.
You are always being asked
to do more, and you are not
yet decrepit enough to turn
~ T.S. Eliot, quoted in Time
We learned a little about cactus on one of our tours. I loved the story of the agave or century plant. It is not really a cactus, and it is used to make agave nectar and tequila. But the wonderful thing is...it doesn't really show its stuff until it is around 60!
At some time after 60, it grows a huge stalk with blossoms, then the entire plant dies.
I am hoping to last a little longer than my 60s, but regardless of when I go, I like the idea of saving my best for last!