Wait—it’s not over yet. My last will and testament will secure the future of my heirs but be dispensed in a way that does not thwart ambition, with enough left over for the South ern Poverty Law Center, PEN, Yaddo, Poets & Writers, NPR, the Central Park Conservancy and the Authors Guild.
If that’s too much to ask, then fine. I don’t have to live to be a hundred. Ninety-five’s got a fine ring to it.
The most recent of Patricia Volk’s five books is the novel To My Dearest Friends. For more writers on living to 100, go to the June issue of MORE, onsale now.