Practice by example
February 13, 2020
Couldn’t help but notice the photo in the Feb. 6th edition of the first graders celebrating their 100th day of school depicting their physical impressions of what a 100-year-old person might “look like.” Is decrepitude what we are all headed for if this is already their sense of our cultural norm? Bent-over, cane leaning, bathrobe-wearing….
Wondering if this may be an opportunity to model and practice by example that “age” is relative to a person’s own expectations and attitudes. Perceptions can influence how and what we prioritize, it would seem, in every aspect of our lives. How about we don’t give “aging” a voice.
Dacia Morrisonbuck and Jean Morrison,