What Is Needed in Old Age?
We're conceived, born, and raised. Then we leave the nest, mature, grow old, and inevitably die.
In song, the times of our lives have been likened to seasons, months of the year.
There is a quality that is needed to face those autumn years. The one song, the very best rendering of which was sung by an unlikely singer, Walter Huston, is "September Song."
Please listen to it, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkWn4--RmEk
Have you guessed that the quality oldsters need is that of courage? Courage is not the fool hardy, devil-may-care attitude frequently displayed in cinema.
It is a quality it is good to be equipped with if one is to face the end of life with determination.
Although maybe it doesn't quite seem to fit, I was so touched by this presentation I had to include it to include the quality of resignation.
Dame Judi Dench sings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvZex3Qf7QQ
Image Credit » Pixabay (combined images) https://pixabay.com/en/old-people-s-home-dementia-man-old-524234/ and https://pixabay.com/en/old-age-lady-woman-elderly-women-2548202/