Rev. Mark Newton
December 11, 2011
We live in a society with clearly articulated markers and rites of passage for the first half of life. But what of the second half? Do we meander unconsciously through it, or thoughtfully embrace it and walk through the thresholds to elderhood and wisdom it offers? Today's service explores the second half of life through the lenses of cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Their seminal work offers a vision of elderhood as a time of unparalleled inner growth, engagement, and contribution to the world we will leave behind.