Tears in the Morning, Clearing by Afternoon, Some Wisdom Possible Before Sunset

Tears in the Morning, Clearing by Afternoon, Some Wisdom Possible Before Sunset

Thoughts on the heightened sensitivity that comes with age.  My latest, in the new issue of Eclectica.

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About Thomas J. Hubschman

Thomas J. Hubschman is the author of Look at Me Now, My Bess, Song of the Mockingbird, Billy Boy, Father Walther’s Temptation, The Jew’s Wife & Other Stories and three science fiction novels. His work has appeared in New York Press, The Antigonish Review, Eclectica, The Blue Moon Review and many other publications. Two of his short stories were broadcast on the BBC World Service.

Posted on July 9, 2014, in Aging, Other Thoughts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Tom – I think I would have to respond to every single paragraph you have written if I were to elaborate fully how much this resonates with my own experiences as I have moved into my 70’s: the decision to accept that all the suffering in the world should not be a reason for not living my own small life, including its joys, to the full, the changes in memories, old ones that we remember now more keenly often with new regret and anguish, the new joys of which we had not even an inkling as little as a few years ago.

    I too have experienced someone with dementia and in her case, as well, although her memory including the recognition of her husband and children were demolished, her intelligence was not diminished, nor her sense of humor, nor her unique was of relating to the world.

    You also talk about your books and how few people, relatively speaking, read them. The only writing I do these days is blogging, which I am not even trying to publicize. I’m not trying to change the world anymore by changing others. It is enough if, as you put it, there is some wisdom before sunset.

    Thank you for writing this. For this reader across the pond, it almost feels like a sun rise.

  2. Thanks very much for your thoughts, Terry. It’s amazing how older individuals hide their feelings, thinking they are the only ones who experience them. And that leads to all sorts of consequences, most of them bad, doesn’t it.

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