Aging: The Fulfillment of Life
“Aging is the gradual fulfillment of the life cycle in which receiving matures in giving and living makes dying worthwhile. Aging does not need to be hidden or denied, but can be understood, affirmed and experienced as a process of growth by which the mystery of life is slowly revealed to us…The elderly are our prophets, they remind us that what we see so clearly in them is a process in which we all share.”
From Aging: The Fulfillment of Life by Henri J.M. Nouwen and Walter J. Gaffney.