A couple of thoughts…
As Boomers creep toward old age, some peer into the future, seeking to understand, what comes next. They sense the possibility of a new life, freed from youth’s fevered illusions. They are our Elders-in-the-Making, seeds of the last, and greatest, counter-cultural movement the Boomers will ever know.
Elderhood awaits them like an undiscovered continent. This new old age lies beyond adulthood, beyond the boundaries of the world we know today. Soon, there will be crones and sages among us, much more than half a million strong.
Joni Mitchell said…
But you know life is for learning
We are stardust
We are golden
And we’ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
Old age is not failure. It grows within us, the last frontier of human possibility. The Boomer’s greatest journey is just beginning.