Believing as I do that life can become richer with age, I was delighted to discover a book the celebrates the strengths of aging. Tucked away on the value shelf at the bookstore, it has proven to be a real treasure. Look for highlights of this book in the coming days, and if you wish to devour it whole, it’s titled The Creative Age, and it’s written by Gene D. Cohen, MD, PhD.
Cohen cites George Bernard Shaw in his first chapter, noting that Shaw wrote Back to Methuselah when he was sixty-six, and was awarded the Nobel Price in Literature in 1925 — at the age of sixty-nine. Shaw wrote his entire lifetime, and was writing a comedy when he died at the age of ninety-four.
The creative spirit, Cohen says, has the power to change our lives at every age.
This book inspired me to focus on topics about our creative age.
Next up tomorrow: Not just artsy-crafty – how to live better through creativity