C. K. Williams: On Being Old

I’m feeling my age today. After a wonderful trip to Peru, I’ve returned home to Minnesota. While in Peru, my husband and I climbed Machu Picchu and visited the Peruvian rainforest. I felt downright young. We were on the go everyday. We were at the top of the world where matters of age and one’s aching bones were forgotten in the glory of the vistas.

On top of the world at Machu Picchu

But now back at home, I’ve come down with a nasty head cold–and well, I’m definitely in the valley today. But being laid low has given me a chance to watch this amazing lecture by C. K. Williams, “On Being Old.” I invite you to make yourself a cup of tea and spend an hour listening to C. K. Williams talk about what it’s like from the vantage point of an old poet.

Just click on this link:

After you’ve had a chance to watch, we’ll talk about his ideas in my next blog. I’ll be back to my old self then, and I’d like to know what you think.


3 thoughts on “C. K. Williams: On Being Old

  1. I’ve only had a chance to watch the first few minutes of CK’s talk, but it sounds interesting. I’m only 33, but I’m as he eluded to, I’m also starting to not like what I see in the mirror. 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Oh, whack! Good writing whacks me in the head. And I’ve run into 2 writers in my life that made me want to whack the wall (a little envy involved there) (O.K., a lot of envy).

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