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Donald Hall On Growing Old And Our Cultural Attitude Toward The Elderly

I very much enjoyed this article written by Maria Popova over on brainpickings.org. Both comical and heartbreaking, the writer Donald Hall paints a bittersweet picture of old age. ‘- thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty began to extend the bliss …

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The Shoelace, By Charles Bukowski

I just want to share one of my favourite poems today. It seems the older I get, the harder this one hits me in the gut. While some of the language seems old-fashioned already, there’s something timeless and relatable in the words. Here’s the full text on poemhunter.com, and below is audio of Bukowski himself …

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