Anthony Daniels

‘I Do Not Find It Easy’

  • Barbara Strauch, 
  • Marie de Hennezel, 
  • Lewis Wolpert, 
  • Margaret Morganroth Gullette, 
  • Jane Shilling

For some people, old age is like a mirage: always on the horizon but never reached – by themselves at any rate. When my father was in his early eighties, he referred somewhat disdainfully to his neighbour, eight years younger than he, as ‘the old man’, but he never applied the epithet to himself. And while children often long to be older than they are, no one longs to be old.

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