|The Third Way of Getting Old
The article in the Time's Sunday Magazine Riff section is where I found this piece of insight. Ari Seth Cohen's book and blog called Advanced Style (Amazon link) was the catalyst for the article. MIREILLE SILCOFF wrote Why Your Grandpa Is Cooler Than You telling all those baby boomers that, when push comes to shove, their parents are much cooler than they are.
- She pointed out that there are three ways of growing old. You can dance the Zumba and jump out of airplanes.
- You can be "nursing-home old. This is prunes-for-breakfast old. This is “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” old.NYT, April 26, 2013".
- Or you can take the third route the Cohen's book talks about...the one where you can live to be very old and still be vibrant,beautiful and mentally sharp.
I encourage you to visit Ari Cohen's blog, take a look at his book on Amazon and best of all, read the article in the Times. If you are even close to my age, you will smile a little. I know I did. Life is good indeed.