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March 9, 2021

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Eldering in the Age of Consumption

Elder really first and foremost should be a verb and not a noun or an adjective, which is to say, it’s something that’s done.

– Stephen Jenkinson –

Eldering in the Age of Consumption

“In modern Western society, we want to preserve everything and we want to live forever. We wage war on old age and write songs about being forever young. Because death is seen as no more, no less than the end of the line–something to be held off and resisted–we live in constant fear of it. But to the Celts, death was inextricably intertwined with life. Every month the moon died and was reborn. Every winter the Sun died and was reborn. The tide came in and the tide receded. To think that you could avoid these natural cycles was not only unthinkable but undesirable. Out of all the dying, something precious and new is always born.” Sharon Blackie and Stephen Jenkinson share more in this thought-provoking piece.
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For more inspiration, check out this powerful conversation, recorded during the beginning of the pandemic, with Parker Palmer and other luminous voices: Courage & Vulnerability- Corona & the Wisdom of Elders. { more }

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