Sunday, March 23, 2008
Old Age Unending
Christa Boyles Photography
March 23, 2008
Turning pages in the London Review of books, An ad quickly scanned.
I paused to look. A book on euthanasia?
This would not have happened when I was 25.
Stories of old age should not have "endings." Counter-intuitive, but only at first glance. I mean, aesthetic endings--"closure." There is no closure in age. Only an endless going back, and going on, and then it...
... like Bach's Art of the fugue
I would like to write a collection of stories on old age that ended like that... or rather, didn't...