The art of ageing
I enjoyed your recent article on Noelle McCarthy’s A Wrinkle in Time podcast on ageing. It is a confronting subject, but when you have good “older” role models it does not seem so scary. I am in my 30s but I love reading about strong, independent women of more mature ages, such as Helen Clark going for one of the world’s most powerful jobs in her 60s, and Mercy Brewer, grey, gorgeous and modelling in her 50s. Their stories are the perfect antidote to our youth-obsessed culture. As A Wrinkle in Time suggests, there’s no secret formula to ageing – do what you love, be yourself, and stuff those who tell you to do otherwise. By the way, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is a fantastic book on the subject. My mum and I both read it recently and can’t recommend it highly enough.