11. My favorite things

“The Sound of Music” was a great movie. I had a crush on Maria (played by Julie Andrews), the young nun governess for the wealthy Von Trapp family. She helped the Von Trapp children overcome their fears as they faced an uncertain future in 1938 Austria.   But kids aren’t the only ones who face uncertain futures these days. Think about us old guys. I have trouble just hearing the sound of music, much less responding to it.