A UNIQUE GIFT FOR THOSE "GETTING UP THERE"
Reflections and Quotes on the Spirituality of Aging
For those of us blessed enough to survive to an "older age," however we define it, our final years on the Earth are opportunities to examine and expand our interior lives, explain ourselves to ourselves (and to others), and reconcile our habits of selfishness or self-centeredness with acts of empathy and generosity. Aging gracefully allows us to discover or rediscover our authentic selves, insists octogenarian Frank J. Cunningham, author of the best-selling Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older.
Contains over 100 short, pithy, insightful quotes and reflections--one per page, in large print, with room to write reactions--this gift book explores what spiritually engaged elders have become and can yet become, divided into five themes: Memory, Intimacy, Diminishment, Gratitude, and Acceptance. The black and white line drawings accompanying each chapter are by Connie Meyer-- septuagenarian artist, mother, grandmother, and retired teacher.