Letters To Earth

Getting Old - #3

To get old is to stop being interested in life. When the interest stops completely, we withdraw and die. I write this as I sit beside my mother in the cardiac intensive care unit. She is busy withdrawing from life. The nurse said, “There’s been a sudden change in your mother’s condition,” but th...

Getting Old - #1

People around me are getting old. I can’t see the point in choosing such a path. Recently, a student who is 20 years younger than me came to visit. We hadn't seen each other for several years. She took me to dinner and during the conversation asked, “Aren’t you ever going to get old?” “What for?...