In Praise of the Elderly
Life is a paradox: we want to live, but we don’t want to age or look old. Since
living and aging are inseparable, and since old age is inevitable, we must
reconcile ourselves to the consequences of living. So let’s learn to appreciate
the magic of a wrinkled face, thinning hair, mottled skin, trembling hands, a
toothless smile, and a wise gaze that has seen life. And let’s pay homage to the
elderly by emphasizing their unique beauty and wisdom.
Competing interests: No competing interests