Our Aging Parents: Looking Out With the Same Eyes …

On Sundays I love to read the longer wedding stories that appear in The New York Times and the Washington Post.  The Times story on Dorothy Furlong, age 75, and Charlie Hall, age 80, caught my eye for a number of reasons, not the least of them being the opportunity to read wonderful and romantic late-in-life love story and the way it strikes a blow against ageism. Another reason was a wise and delightful comment from Mrs. Furlong, toward the middle of the article reminding me, yet again, that while much of the body ages, one’s view of the world — that is what they eyes perceive — continues to be largely the same.

Mrs. Furlong said, “You’re looking out of the same eyes as you did at 30, and it’s still the same world, with trees and snow.”

Have fun reading the article and enjoy the pictures!

Note: You might also enjoy reading Aging Bodies but the Same World View about my Grandmother’s view of the world.

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