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Irreparable physical damage aside, being fifty or sixty is surely no more of a "problem" than being ten, twenty, thirty or forty. However old you are, you're mortal. Isn't that exactly what makes life as interesting, precious, cruel, unjust and altogether extraordinary as it is?

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Source Notes: "Drunken Drowning," in A Certain Age: Reflecting on the Menopause, ed. Joanna Goldsworthy (1993).

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