A Time For Discovering Life…
October 31, 2007
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Helen Nearing offers a quote that is worthy of thought.
“I want to tell people approaching and perhaps fearing old age that it is a time of discovery. If they say, ‘Of what?’ I can only answer, ‘We must find that out for ourselves or it won’t be a discovery.’ “
– Florida Scott-Maxwell The Measure of My Days 1968
It is, perhaps, too easy to lump the varieties of experiencing aging into one homogeneous category. As I am experiencing it, there seem to be as many ways to approach getting older as there are aging people.
The ones who see it as an adventure and a time of discovery as opposed to a grim necessity have learned and developed wisdom and happiness beyond measure.