"I'm old, Carm," Tony Soprano says at the beginning of the end on Sunday. This New Jersey mob boss has recovered from last season's shooting but tells Carmela he feels changed: "My body has suffered a trauma it will probably never recover from."
Death was never the most dreaded thing in "The Sopranos" - decline was. Long before any rival mobsters were beaten, knee-capped or killed, there were wistful intimations of decay. In the opening scene of the premiere episode in 1999, Tony confided to his psychiatrist that he no longer found much satisfaction from work: "Things are trending downward."
Last night's Sopranos episode renewed my interest in this series. As a caregiver for my elderly mother now the forecast is for mostly staying close to the barn and watching interesting television and movies.
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.