I love this article on middle age and why it is such a happy time, by Natasha Badhwar in live mint.
The belief that early youth is the peak of one’s life has been proven to be a fallacy. Now one feels far more productive, especially when one finds oneself managing so much more with much less effort. I write when I sleep, I raise children when I am away from home, I support people with just words. This is also when one realizes that this isn’t the peak either. There’s a lot more uphill ahead for us.
There are so many things that I still want to do. Thinking about doing them makes me as happy as doing them. I own my imagination.