"Never record ages"

The celebration of birthdays has grown to be an accepted custom. A child, with his love of parties, looks forward to his birthday. He is usually made to feel that becoming a year older is desirable; and as his years increase, he looks forward to the added privileges and opportunities thus made possible to him.

But what about the other side of the picture? What about nagging fears and worries that begin to suggest themselves when one reaches what is known as a mature age? The sum of birthdays has now reached a figure that is not so pleasing to contemplate, and this figure will increase each year, with perhaps an accompanying increase in fear and worry.

Singing in the Night
January 2, 1965

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