Anna Quindlen

“We waste our lives apologizing for our maturity instead of celebrating the power that comes with age.” by Lynne Spreen, blogger and agless guru for women over forty.

Reblogging: From Lynne Spreen’s ‘Any Shiny Thing: Getting Old Is Fantastic!

“Anna Quindlen is 59 years old, and she thinks the same way I do, so today, I’m going to borrow from her new book to make my own points about age: It’s odd when I think of the arc of my life, from child to young woman to aging adult. First I was who I […]”

Anna Quindlen
Author of: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

at this age)…we’re unlearning so many lessons, about how we should live, be, work, feel. We hold our fingers up to the prevailing winds of custom and behavior and think, nope, that’s an ill wind. It’s not that we question authority, it’s that we question who gets to be an authority in the first place….For me, one of the greatest glories of growing older is the willingness to ask why and, getting no good answer, deciding to follow my own inclinations and desires. Asking why is the way to wisdom. Why are we supposed to want possessions we don’t need and work that seems besides the point and tight shoes and a fake tan? Why are we supposed to think new is better than old, youth and vigor better than long life and experience? Why are we supposed to turn our backs on those who have preceded us and to snipe at those who come after?”

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