Well, I’m hoping this falls under the Fair Use Doctrine, I’m pretty convinced it does. So I’ll share just a quote of one of the four books I got myself today, because, to be truthful, I’m always reading more than one book at once and as many as I can get my hands on.
So without further ado, a slight excerpt, a cut-away…I give you:
“As I look back over my life, as my mind wanders freely over how I’ve lived and loved and protested and questioned, I realize that aging well isn’t about the search for happiness, but more about quietly feeling content with what I’ve experienced. Loving without caring too much, you might say. And more than anything, I’ve come to appreciate the value of conflict. Everything isn’t always meant to be light and love. The dark times, the conflicts, that’s where real learning can happen.”
-Shirley MacLaine, Sage-Ing While Age-Ing; Atria Books, p. 4, copyright 2007.
Update: November 19, 2007: O’Reilly & Ms. MacLaine square off on this flat planet