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93

“On my last birthday I was ninety-three years old. That is not young, of course. In fact, it is older than ninety. But age is a relative matter. If you continue to work and to absorb the beauty in the world about you, you find that age does not necessarily mean getting old. At least, …

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Noah’s Ark Syndrome

Excerpted from If I Knew Then What I Know Now– So What? by Estelle Getty, ©1988: I’ve always felt that loneliness, not age, is the real killer. I get a lot of letters from women who tell me how difficult life is– they’re widowed and alone and scared and sick– and the show (The Golden …

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Hearing

My father’s acute hearing loss has changed the way we communicate. We’ve lost subtlety. I can’t whisper to him, “Be sure to compliment Mona on her new haircut,” because he won’t hear it. If I shout it loud enough for him to hear, then of course she’ll hear, too. It’s surprising how many asides we …

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Best

In so many movies today, old people are just bit players in a young person’s story. I loved this movie because in this one old people had lives and stories of their own.

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Age

I’ve concluded that it’s a myth that age brings wisdom. I’m thinking of some guys I went to high school with.  They were Young Assholes then, they’re Middle-Aged Assholes now, and I have no reason to believe that twenty years from now they’ll be anything other than Old Assholes. Chances are pretty good that if …

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