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Hillman discusses the three major changes that character undergoes in later life. First is "lasting," which is the desire to live as long as possible. Next is "leaving," where we change from holding on to letting go, and our character becomes more exposed and confirmed. The final stage is "left": "what is left after you have left," and Hillman interweaves all the connotations of that word. --Joan Price
Then, there were parts that were like WOW really good and that I could personally identify with.
It is one thing to say "old age is actually pretty good," but it is another thing to actually make it SEEM good, which is what this book does.
It's not only that he's different from other psychologists, he pronounces the very word psychology the way a Martian might.
This book was recommended by my mother after she attended a talk given by the author, James Hillman. The book is thought-provoking and inspriational.Published 28 days ago by Jaxmobile
James Hillman was the most important influence on my graduate work and then on my work since then. Erudite, wise, well written, this is my favorite of his books now that I am a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda in Savannah
Great to read a diff. view of the aging process. Thoughtful.Published 1 month ago by roy stringfellow
Excellent non-denominational examination of aging and all its implications-Published 3 months ago by Gerald J. McCright
I knew there would be underlinings bit the stains were not expected. Glad to have the book. It's readable.Published 4 months ago by vincentia dorsey
James Hillman is one of those rare thinkers who transcend category. It's not only that he's different from other psychologists, he pronounces the very word psychology the way a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by brian wall
It was wonderful to read Hillman's words that described exactly the process I am experiencing at This time of my life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lida Perry
reading about the end of ones life or loved ones is a difficult read....i found his writings to be somewhat uplifting as character is always something that i have looked for in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carol Lydiatt