Aging is inevitable and unpredictable. It is an act of hope and optimism, laced with fear and dread. A mystery. When did you first realize that you were aging? Was it at 10 or at 50? At every stage there are opportunities and lessons to be learned. It’s thought that the last third of life – an elder’s life – is a gateway into a deeper spiritual life. Because whether we are graceful or raging, we pay closer attention into things that really matter.