"Giving Thanks"

I linked to this once before, but I'm linking to it again. Just because. Just because it is gorgeously expressed. Just because as I get older I appreciate it ever more.

And just because it still startles me that the former campaign manager for Michael Dukakis's presidential campaign could write something so beautiful and moving and true.

Growing old is learning how to lose things. People. Skills and abilities. Memories. And cherishing like crazy what you're permitted to keep.