22 November 2018
The eminent Stephen Sondheim recently paid a short visit to London to see the new version of his musical, Company.
He gave and interview to BBC Radio4, during which he was asked if, considering his venerable age, he intended to continue working? (He was born in 1930.)
Sondheim replied that he had read the obituary of a mountaineer who was asked a similar question; why, at his considerable age, did he continue with such a dangerous sport as mountaineering?
“It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.”
Mull this over when you feel like throwing in the towel when you hit 85.