“Kathleen has been preparing for her own death for over ten years when she first volunteered for hospice care. And quite uniquely, she is also a hospice volunteer. Even with a terminal illness she continues on with good humor and a buddhist-like sensibility- seeing her end as just another thing that happens – just like her fabulous dinner parties.”
“50 of the world’s most inspiring and iconic figures over the age of 65 share their words of wisdom. Wisdom is a multimedia exhibition that features extraordinary large-format portraits and documentary footage of interviews created by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman.”
This seems like a great project. God knows that what we need now more than ever is the wisdom from the experience of the elder generation. We live in such a youth-consumed/obsessed culture that we practically discard our elders and their hard-gained wisdom (and I mean wisdom, not knowledge). We need desperately now if we expect to survive the past-century technological quantum leap.
I have felt for a long time that America needs to better integrate it’s senior generation. In cultures past, it wasn’t uncommon for the elder generation to stay home and help raise the children while the child-rearing generation went off to work, find purpose and help provide. This insured that the wisdom of the elder generation was passed down to the young so they didn’t replicate the mistakes of generation’s past. Why don’t we do that anymore? I have always wondered. Now it’s just hustle, work and daycare.
You can learn a little more about the project here.
05/18 SENDAK PASSES The brilliant author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last week at the age of 83 but will no doubt be remembered for generations to come for his amazing books such as Where the Wild Things Are.
04/12 ZIMMERMAN FACES MURDER In a case we’ve been following closely there is finally what we think is some good news to report. George ZImmerman, the man accused of killing the innocent teenager Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. At last there is some justice.
12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
11/23 BURZYNKSI CLINIC Is there an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer? Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski seems to think so and has been experiencing higher rate of success than the current accepted practice of treating cancer.