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What price to wear a mask of youth?

January 28, 2011 By: celedra Category: Aging With Grace and Glory

Mask of Youth

Years ago I wrote my dissertation on “Grandparenting as a Path of Consciousness”.  I was 50 something. Today, I would write it on “Aging as a Path of Consciousness”.    I’m not sure yet what  “aging as a path of consciousness” means exactly, but I am on a journey to find out.

So, I am asking women.  What often comes up when we talk about aging is “do we or don’t we get  some kind of aesthetic enhancement?”.   Are we “conscious” if we don’t and “unconscious” if we do? Certainly we are faced with decisions that didn’t exist for our grandmothers – I almost said ‘superficial’ decisions.   Read more »

The Matter of Growing Old part 1: Is There a Map?

January 14, 2011 By: Sherry Ruth Anderson Category: Aging With Grace and Glory, Sherry Anderson


About half way through what I was calling My Year of Living Dangerously—the year I thought might last forever with me languishing gloriously on the sofa reading novels and watching the wind shake through the poplars across the street—the matter of Growing Old came knocking on my door. It wasn’t what you might expect—some bad news thing about a fall or the death of a dear friend or discovering overnight that I had developed jowls. It was a call, a wake up and show up and pay attention call that I had not anticipated at all. Read more »

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