"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
This seems full of meaning in a week when I received two volumes on aging (The Oxford Book on Aging and Fierce with Reality) and I can't wait the read the essay about being 90 that Roger Angell published in The New Yorker. Can't wait to catch Simon's interview.
Elaine Stritch also has this great insight (at age 87): "I like the courage of age." I get to interview her this week.— Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) February 18, 2014