‘old age isn’t for cowards’
April 1, 2013
Gordie Howe is one of the greatest hockey players to play the game. He is 85 and is suffering from dementia. I don’t know what that means. Except panic. Where am I? Who am I? My mother is 92. She wakes up from dreams that seem as real as life. She becomes confused. But then settles into her day. I try to joke with her. None of this is particularly funny. But what can you do. This is life for all of us.
What occurs to me now on Easter. Could Jesus suffer this fate? If he was God, could his father allow it?
Katherine Hepburn or Marlena Dietrich said, ‘old age isn’t for cowards’.