April 04, 2008
Mine Is Longer than Yours
…Of all the gifts that life and luck can bestow—money, good looks, love, power—longevity is the one that people seem least reluctant to brag about. In fact, they routinely claim it as some sort of virtue—as if living to ninety were primarily the result of hard work or prayer, rather than good genes and never getting run over by a truck. Maybe the possibility that the truck is on your agenda for later this morning makes the bragging acceptable. The longevity game is one that really isn’t over till it’s over…
The last boomer game by Michael Kinsley
German photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, but felt compelled to take these extraordinary series of portraits of people before and on the day they died. His partner Beate Lakotta recorded the poignant and revealing interviews with the subjects in their final days
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Wow. Thanks so much for the link to the Guardian story -- really, really well done.
Posted by: mike at Apr 4, 2008 9:01:05 AM
I love the portraits of people in their final days, thanks for sharing it.
Posted by: Katrina at Apr 4, 2008 9:06:02 AM