The Wounder of Aging
Chapter 1 Toward a New Spirit of Aging
In order to come fully to the encounter with whatever gives ultimate meaning, in order to really wrestle with the angel, one must be a free agent, not defined by another, or by cultural imperatives.
—Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit
In 2011, my research team and I developed three surveys, asking 2,752 people to provide insights about life after fifty. We were basically asking baby boomer subjects to define “a new spirit of...