ron says, "an interesting read".
Aging's Misunderstood Virtues - NYTimes.com: "When I asked Lars Tornstam, a Swedish sociologist, for an example of the state he calls gerotranscendence, he described a hypothetical daughter planning a cocktail party. Her elderly mother usually attends the affairs and enjoys herself, so the daughter invites her as usual — but this time, the mother declines. Naturally, the daughter worries. Is her mother ill? Depressed? This is not like her.
But perhaps there’s nothing wrong, said Dr. Tornstam, who has been investigating aging for more than 25 years."