Savoring the Color of Life’s Lessons

Tom Malloy’s various careers, encounters, family members, friends, mentors, and mentees have given him the tools to age with grace and happiness. He asserts while beaming, “My dear, I’ve had—for a black man [that] lived on the wrong side of the tracks—an exposure and an unusual life! Each person I met enhanced my life and gave me some- thing I didn’t have before.”

Tom is extremely grateful for such diverse life opportunities and is pleased with his success. He speaks of his joy with sparkling tears in his eyes and a dashing smile upon his dark, trembling lips:

“This world is amazing. And all of my god-given gifts I had and could use in a way unwasted. I lived long enough to see and express myself creatively. . .Inspiring and enriching others.”