She is really only on the doorstep. Ageism may be more apparent to her now because of the things she doesn't feel part of: ageing itself is about what one has to let go of because it is no longer part of you: family involvement; physical restrictions. Ageing is a process of growth. Growing into the person of full stature through wisdom, a wisdom acquired through enduring pain and separation, recognising that life itself is about loss and "knowing thyself".
BARBARA J RATCLIFFE
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