Thursday, March 25, 2010

"The Beauty of Aging"

There is joy in agingThere's beauty in aging
I stumbled across a wonderful project that I want to share with you because I feel it is an extremely valuable and important endeavor that warrants support.

"The Beauty of Aging" is a documentary film that "explodes myths about aging with stories of active, extraordinary American women over 80". So many of us are struggling with our identities as we age. We know we are not like our mothers, nor do we want to be and yet we struggle to find a comfortable identity. This film offers a glimpse into the reality of today's aging woman in such a way as to shed light on how we might chose to embrace the aging process. The world may turn their back on aging women, but we don't have to. In fact this film shows just how beautiful the aging woman can be.

I'm bringing your attention to this film not only because I believe you will be moved as I was by viewing the trailer, but I believe you will quickly see the importance of supporting this endeavor either monetarily or via word of mouth so that it can be completed.

I have been in contact with Laurie Schur, the Director/Producer and she is a gracious, warm woman who transitioned into documentary film in the last few years after a 25-year career as a psychotherapist. She created the idea for “The Beauty of Aging” out of a desire to find inspiring models of aging for herself and other women. Laurie produced and directed a documentary short, SCAT, The Story of “Scatman” John Larkin and was Associate Producer on a narrative short, PICKLED.

Frankly, I'd love to see this documentary shown at film festivals throughout the country. Wouldn't you?

Sit back and enjoy and by all means, let me know what you think.

The Beauty of Aging

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Taru Fisher said...

Thank you so much for sharing this very special and moving video. I am a coach who specializes in working with women around the challenges we face as we age, and I will certainly purchase this video to share with my coaching clients.

Frankly, I was moved to tears and felt a deep admiration for the women in this video.

Tony said...

Great article and a great video. My parents, who still enjoy life, are aging to the point where they don't seem as strong as they used to and as such I decided to share this video with them. Thanks again for the opportunity.

Dorothy said...

I'm 63, our blog is about our families and wisdom (we're suppose to have LOL) and I can't wait to see this video..your site is lovely I'll visit again as it's filled with insight and good information so have a great Sunday..

Dorothy from grammology

Dorothy Sander said...

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about this film. Tony, your idea of sharing it with your parents seems like an excellent idea! I'm sure it will boost their spirits. I find it so inspiring that so many are reaching out to our generation and beyond. I look forward to reading more of your comments and thoughts and will visit your websites. The Aging Abundantly page on Facebook provides links for all sorts of resources so don't be surprised if you see yours there!

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