Monday, February 18, 2002

What A Drag It Is

Getting Old, as Mick Jagger once wrote, long before he was fifty. Living Code writes an interesting piece today about loss, with links to others on the "aging" industry in America, how much of the economy is based on selling "youth services" and in her reference to the book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, how we are essentially always both living and dying a little.

It reminded me of the Japanese word "shibui" on Dane's list of words with no equivalent in English. It means "the beauty of aging." Talk about a word we'd have no use for in our culture!