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Let Evening Come: Reflections on Ageing

Mary C. Morrison

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Mind, Body, Spirit

A beautifully written, moving and insightful reflection on ageing

'Incredibly wise, comforting and beautiful' Joanna Lumley It is never too soon to start thinking about old age. In Let Evening Come, Mary C. Morrison, herself eighty-seven at the time of first publication, considers the gains and losses of the ageing process in all their depth and richness. She writes about old age from her own personal experience, describing without sentimentality or despair how it actually feels to grow old, to be old, to look back over life, to look forward to death. In a series of meditative passages and journal entries she presents old age as a time that calls for gallantry and courage, but one that also offers unique opportunities for inner growth and wisdom.

Let Evening Come is a remarkable book; simply but elegantly written, it is both moving and uplifting. It is not only for those standing on the edge of old age, it is for people of all ages, and once read will be recommended to others for the very special pleasures found within its pages.

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Praise for Let Evening Come: Reflections on Ageing

  • Let Evening Come manages to be both reflective and practical about the experience of growing old - David Profumo, London Daily Telegraph

  • A collection of musings and journal entries that gain so much of their power from the fact that Morrison looks at the blessings and afflictions of ageing with such a clear eye . . . an overwhelmingly positive book - Philadelphia Inquirer

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