Most of us are inundated with sights and sounds all day long, our minds distracted from being plugged in most of the time. Exercising in silence is a chance to unplug completely, quiet the mind, and listen to the body.
As I neared the age my mother was when she died, forty-six, I found myself finally ready to grapple with the themes that consumed her. I started to dig through the considerable archive of work she left behind. What I found blew me away.
Only one woman activist got to speak at the rally that concluded the famous 1963 March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are sketches of a few of the stand-up female civil rights activists whose bravery and zeal matched his.
We understand then, as the poet wants us to, that the change in vision that age affords is more than mere consolation; it is age, rather than youth, that is more beautiful and a thing to be valued, not feared.
Clovelly is one of only three privately owned villages in England. The quaint difficulty of getting around has been preserved, which ensures that only people who value the glory of the historical will dwell and stay.