After the sheer pleasure of spending the weekend with this self-described “oldest living teenager,” and capturing her spirit and wisdom in a video interview, what are my personal impressions of Iris?
She is truly and genuinely interested in others, a natural offshoot of a vivid curiosity. And no surprise, in her own words, “I try to get as much of a kick out of things as possible.” Iris is a gifted conversationalist, who is comfortable with giving sincere compliments, and often. She’s gentle and always at ease, gracious, and the proverbial “frosting on the cake”… she has no hint of an attitude! At 95, and wearing it well, she has not lost her moral compass and that’s saying a lot.
Throngs of us are taking as many pages from her book as fast as we can.
Thank you Iris for all your inspiration!
Video by, Sky Sabin Productions.