Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Listening to the Young(er)

"...But as I pondered this a good while I came only recently to understand that it is our very presence that is important to the young.  They want us to be there:  not in their homes, perhaps, not watching them with a baleful eye as they go about their daily work, but there.  We assure them that life continues, and if we listen, we assure them that it matters to us that it continues."

--An excerpt from Carolyn Heilbrun's book The Last Gift of Time:  Life Beyond Sixty

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