When you were still in the working world, did you ever wonder what your life would be like when you were older or after you retired?
Did you ever think after you retired you might take up a long-desired interest you simply did not have time to thoroughly explore during your regular wage-earning professional career?
Have you pursued such an interest, maybe engaged in something else, or might in the future?
Perhaps there's an interest which you wish you could take up but seems unlikely you"ll ever be able to do so?
I don't know if the person described here thought about those questions, but when he retired, he was motivated to pursue further his deferred interest in playing the drums.
Harvey Leff, aka "Styx", and others in the Physics Department at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, near where I live, came together while still working and formed a musical group -- Out-Laws of Physics (audio recordings on the link). They performed just for fun for their colleagues, then commemorated another with original Styx lyrics and raised scholarship funds. Amazingly to this Physics professor and his department cohorts, their music was greeted with appreciative enthusiasm. They were a resounding success asked to perform more on occasion.
Eventually, Harvey retired; was thoughtfully gifted by his wife, Ellen, with a drum set. He continued practicing and playing, taking some drumming lessons from a professional drummer jazz musician in the ZZAJ group I've enjoyed and written about. Harvey's university musical group and he had evolved -- to paying jobs playing country, folk, pop, jazz and all sorts of music entertaining a growing number of fans.