Thursday, April 16, 2015

"The Age of Love"

Ageism stinks! Having an older mother who was 41 when I was born, I never thought about her age. Even when she got into her 70s and 80s I never thought of her as old, but just that she was getting older, with grace, and in the natural way. My mother was very young at heart.

I've always been drawn to older people that have an ageless attitude. They never let age define who they are  what the do, or how they behave. It's what keeps them young and inspiring. Life is an adventure to them.

They pursue dreams, never saying, oh I'm too old to do this or that. It never seems to cross their mind they can't do what they want to do. I really admire that outlook.

In the last few years it is really wonderful to see more open and changing attitudes around aging. The documentary called Advanced Style by photographer and blogger by Ari Seth Cohen certainly is exactly the kind of creativity that helps to redefine what it means to age.

Now here's something I am really looking forward to seeing, the movie produced and directed by Steven Loring, called The Age of Love . Here's the trailer.


thesycamoretree said...

I like the quote at the beginning of the movie that "love, to a certain extent, protects you from age." What a lovely, uplifting idea for a movie! And though I believe romantic love is helpful in that regard, I think other kinds of love do too. But we have to be receptive of them. :)

Unknown said...

Anaïs Nin was a pretty smart dame! I took note of that quote right away too. The movie is already out, but it didn't get a lot of PR. Can't be in the 'mainstream', must be what we call here in Canada a 'hot doc'.Probably Netflix has it.