Thursday, May 18, 2017

A brief but spectacular take on growing old


Here is a brief but spectacular take on growing old. The delightful "star" of this PBS video is my former writing teacher (Berkeley, 1979).

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/brief/179900/flossie-lewis


And here is the link to an article by Flossie Lewis, "Maude's Pill," a cautionary tale about the perils of growing old.







6 comments:

  1. That was pretty cool. I watched some of the others too so thanks for the direction.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the links. Flossie was a memorable teacher!

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  2. I appreciate these, Tim. It's really interesting to get different people's takes on life passages.

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    1. Margot, yes, these are fascinating "snapshots," I'm glad you enjoyed the link(s).

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  3. I cannot agree with Flossie. Unfortunately her vision is limited and it leaves her without hope.

    I'm not pro-existence, I am pro-life because it's sacred. God created us for Himself and I'm staying with Him all the way, through the pain, through the suffering, through all the valleys because as Paul says:

    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
    Romans 8:18

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    1. Sharon, people take different paths to the end of the road. I do not second-guess Flossie, Jewish and in her 90s, because I do not know enough about her, so I simply celebrate her life and achievements, and I am glad she and I crossed paths back in the 70s.

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