The Way We Think of Aging

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 • Leave a comment
We don’t see old or infirm people much in movies or on TV. We love explosive gory death onscreen, but we’re not so enamored of the creeping, gray, incontinent kind. — Tim Kreider

That’s from an amazing article in today’s New York Times about the way we think of age and aging in our society (see:

It was a few years ago that my uncle—a lifelong, solitary bachelor—moved into an independent living community. Within a month, he had met and fallen head-over-heels in love with a widow several years older.

Two speed daters on a date in THE AGE OF LOVE

They were inseparable—holding hands as they wandered in the garden, sharing every meal in the dining room, and doing who-knows-what behind his locked bedroom door. Read more

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