"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
Last week a friend sent me a link to a radio interview with Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke and made a full recovery. I have since bought her book, My Stroke of Insight. It has been amazing listening to her and reading her book. I feel that our experiences were very much alike, but I am amazed by the richness and the depth of her recollections. Of special interest to me is a list of "Forty Things I Needed the Most." I certainly felt many of these things; I wish I could have articulated them as well.
12 December 2013
I think it's worth embedding Jill's TED talk as well.