I have become a fan of, and a regular visitor to, David Kanigan's Tumblr. Here of late, it has become apparent that David has been deeply dipping into Florida Scott-Maxwell's Measure of My Days. Not being familiar with that work, the Colossus Amazon was consulted. Since the spot price on a new hardback copy was $77.10, I did the next best thing and (sorry Jeff) Kindleized it. Here is the opening paragraph:
We who are old know that age is more than a disability. It is an intense and varied experience, almost beyond our capacity at times, but something to be carried high. If it is a long defeat, it is also a victory, meaningful for the initiates of time, if not for those who have come less far.