Life is a process of letting go of one illusion after another. At first, we might believe that we control the world around us, our life or our fate. Midlife is when the illusions start to fall.
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I began to notice that young people on the street, even girls, were walking faster, overtaking me effortlessly. I'd not realized that slowing down was to be understood literally.
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Once you come to terms with death and you are conscious that you will die, you will want to make every moment of your life as beautiful as possible.
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