The first in a new series that aims to explore what it means to age and challenge the notion that youth = beauty. I came across a video of a 102-year-old woman in a hospital bed who was watching a video of herself dancing in the 1930s. At the end of the video, they asked her, "How does it make you feel to see yourself dancing?" Her response: It makes me wish I could get up out of this bed and do it all over again. That comment will stay with me forever.
That's part of what this series is about: internalizing the fleeting nature of time and working to infuse each day with meaning. Age is a collection of experiences; it should be celebrated and valued.