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Today’s Favorite Quotes – Aging

Quotes for March 28, 2013

 “…one of the roles of man is to shut his eyes and keep them shut to see if he can continue into the night of his old age the dream curtailed in the night of his youth.”
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis,

 “Why should the fruit be held inferior to the flower?”
George Orwell

“In one thing you have not changed, dear friend,” said Aragorn: “you still speak in riddles.”

“What? In riddles?” said Gandalf. “No! For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Benches

Old men in shabby clothes;
always alone, always somber
not rootles drifters
not witless winos
just old men
riding buses
sitting by the lake
walking down filthy streets
going nowhere
waiting to die

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