Monday, July 02, 2018

Farewell address …

 Donald Hall reflects on aging in 'Carnival of Losses' - The Washington Post. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)
Hall, who spent decades exploring the poetry of death, was sanguine about mortality. In “A Carnival of Losses,” he considered life’s roller coaster between desolation and joy. He wrote, “As a grandfather approaches his ninetieth birthday, he remembers his mother’s in 1993. Although he lacks great-grandchildren, he chugs on, he chugs on, he chugs on, understanding that eventually each locomotive reaches its roundhouse.”

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