Our quote of the week comes from an article headlined “Age is a thing of the past,” in the UK Daily Telegraph. The gist of the piece is that boomers across the pond are staging a mass rebellion against aging (or “ageing” as they spell it there). It’s notable enough that the article calls the Rolling Stones “the patron saints of the baby boomers.” Ugh – I think I would choose rockers who don’t look like they were embalmed 30 years ago. But no matter; our favorite quote is Linda Kelsey’s tale of her husband as a parable for the age:
My husband will be 58 next year. I tried to ask him if he felt ancient, but he couldn’t hear my question as he was playing Florence and the Machine so loudly. In many ways my spouse is the most grown-up person I know, but still he has a buzz-cut, a rack of T-shirts, endless rock CDs, a soft spot for Torchwood, and is the father of two children under the age of six. At the same age his father had retired to Scotland to play golf, shoot and fish in sturdy tweed (he’d have turned the gun on himself sooner than wear a T-shirt).
Nice to know it’s not just us Yanks who are refusing to “go gentle into that good night.”