Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Memory Cafe
From 2:00 to 3:00
Elizabeth "Liz" Marshall Thomas will read from her book about growing old. She finds the aging process interesting enough to be writing this book, tentatively titled ~
Old Age: A New Experience
Liz considers the poem by Dylan Thomas (alas, no relation), "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" with its phrase, "Rage, rage, against the dying of the light" with both interest and skepticism, because all of us elders see the "dying of the light" but "rage" may not be the best reaction. Humor and other reactions are but a great medicine to consider.
She will read a few sections of her book and discuss some of her own aging symptoms, along with how our cultural reacts to such symptoms.
As Liz says, "Aging isn't for the faint-hearted, so let stand together and make the most of it."