Tina Healy: The thing I love most about my life right now is having time. Time to listen to music and people. Time to listen to my own heart and let it speak through my writing. This is the sweetness of the elder season. Today I did two things. First, I combined the colour and flavour of pears and nectarines and preserved them in a sweet syrup to be opened later and enjoyed. Then, I combined the wisdom of my fellow LGBTIQ elders and preserved those memories in laughter, so that I can laugh with them over and over again.