Instead of one of the last assignments on the Practices handout I give to students, there are a few items of interest for you of older age.
The PBS special based on the book Being Mortal. It is outstanding
The PBS special named Beyond Our Differences. This one helped lift my mood during a difficult time listening to hate speak from news programs.
If you live in Denver or the suburbs you are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Death Café, which is held on the 16th of October at 3:30 pm in the orchestra area of the Colfax Tattered Cover. On the 23rd of this month they will meet again to fill out some of the paper work for advanced directives at the end of life.
” Those who learned to know death rather than to fear or fight it, become out teachers about life.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (On Children and Death 1985)
There is another documentary I found on Netflix that make me think—which is both a good thing and a not so good thing. But, the content is full of information already known to me and many perspectives wrapped up in a different package than I had seen before.
Sex, Death and The Meaning of Life, by Richard Dawkins.
Remember that keeping your mind and heart open as you age is critical for physical and emotional health. Staying in touch with what is current, topical and maybe even unpleasant keeps the brain moving.
ps. I teach a call at Colorado Free University next week end….go to freeu.com to register.