In the brave new world of higher retirement ages, I have a few years to go before I retire. Since I’ve really tried to develop my career creatively and flexibly, I genuinely have no problem with this. I’m not ready to retire – I still have more to offer, most particularly with regard to research, writing and teaching. Let me put it graphically – I want ultimately to retire on a high note (see header image above). And I categorically do not wish my career to end by simply fading out of the picture!
I mean, where’s the triumphant conclusion in this? Give me a Handel score rather than a subtle filmscript ending any day!