Our February Topic of Conversation is encouraging us to be curious. What is The Beauty in Ageing really saying to us? In this month’s edition we have three wonderful articles written by authors offering some of their own insights and understanding of the ageing process, ‘Beautiful and Old’ by Ingrid, ‘Love is the Best Medicine’ by the Death & Dying Team and ‘The Joy of Being Engaged’ is a collection of vignettes from the Joy of Ageing website* team.
For others it is the absolute delight in getting to that age where they can let go of worrying about what others think. Expressing more freely without trying to second-guess what others will be comfortable with, choosing clothes that feel beautiful on their body rather than a ‘look’ to gain approval, so being more authentic.
It could be that for some, retirement and letting go of the burdens of holding down a job, raising a family and paying off the mortgage is finding the beauty in ageing, while for others it might be more about an appreciation of how they’ve developed as a person over the years, recognising how much they’ve grown and how that has allowed them to live with more harmony and wisdom in their relationships.
Gayle commented, ‘Fortunately, the grace of ageing helps us see through those superficial markers of what beauty is’.
We invite you to share with us anything you have noticed about yourself and others that might help to expand our awareness regarding the Beauty in Ageing.