Wednesday, August 22, 2007

does life begin at 90?

Maybe you've heard the story of the world's toughest 95 Year Old. Well, meet the world's smartest living 91 Year Old. The movie is "The Sidewalk Astronomer" and his spirit for science and the infinite was made manifest at a screening and Q 'n A in Stamford's Avon Theatre tonight. Still brimming with wit and streams of intense consciousness, Mr John Dobson discussed evolution, Mars, the power of curiosity and the future of man with equal energy and fire. If he comes to your town, do check it out.
Will we get to be that old and wise? My preconceptions of why anyone would want to live that long are a little shaken now.
The medical industry may or may not be on our side on this one. It's not like we don't want to stay young forever-more likely, we want to stay hot and attractive forever, but really living the life we have while we're here? As opposed to a life where religion and big business take turns controlling you and everything you do or think, like yours.
I don't know, but I'm going for some of that magic Raisin Bran from Trader Joe's soon....