On this page, Love of Aging is curating a collection of mini-profiles of some of the most interesting and inspiring role models we can find–people whose vibrancy and enthusiasm for life is only increasing as they age. We created a set of questions (a la Marcel Proust) designed to provide you with a glimpse into their hearts, minds, and lives.

Enjoy! And be on the lookout as we add new Glimpses to our collection.

Bonnie Pelnar Dietz is an artist, designer, teacher, and dive travel agent. She left her successful corporate career 25 years ago to start her company “Under Watercolours” and today teaches underwater photography at exotic tropical destinations around the world.

CubaWhat is your idea of a moment of perfect bliss? Being greeted by mantas and dolphins while descending on a remote coral reef.

What was one of your biggest “aha” moments? When I left a successful corporate career to start my own company 25 years ago.

What hopes and dreams did you have twenty years ago? To still be traveling and scuba diving with friends well into my eighties

What talent would you like to have? I’d love to be able to write and play music.

What are you most proud of yourself for? I put myself through college and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

What would you like to be remembered for? Honest communication, which is not always a good thing and sometimes not easily forgotten.

SocorroWhat do you most treasure? Memories of my husband, who passed away in 2021

If you could invite 3 people - living or dead - to dinner, who would you invite? My Dad, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla

If you could have one great adventure, what would it be? Go into space

What’s your favorite word? Moderation

What’s your favorite sound? The sound of clanking scuba tanks in the morning

Who’s your favorite musician/band? Jackson Browne

Among the places you have traveled to, what was your favorite? Cuba!

What’s a place you would love to travel to and have never been? Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa

What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Trader Joe’s Chocolate Fudge Sauce

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