Micheal Kinsley, in Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide, says that
in a boomer culture that celebrates youth, you no longer qualify. Ouch
I’m posting this as a heads-up to all those who no longer qualify as youthful. I don’t include myself because I’m only 68. Surely I’m not old?
Here are another few words from this morning’s reading:
As big soft buffettings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open.
from Postscript by Seamus Heaney