The special regard in which the community holds its elders sometimes feels a little patronizing.
Though Leonard Quart expresses disdain for the infirmities of old age, his determination to march on and prosper — in spite of the time of year and of life — show us the way forward. Don’t die till you’re dead!
Do all humans imagine they’ll never die? This comes up often with friends and in my reading.
The power of inquiry and interaction between youthful innocence and the wisdom of age.
How is it possible that so many years have passed since we left high school or college to start our adult lives?