Monday, May 28, 2007

Author of Leap! mentions Moore and mid-life

Earlier this month, Susan Whitney wrote an article about mid-life changes for the Deseret Morning News. In the piece, she quotes Sara Davidson, 64, who wrote Leap!, a book about baby boomers, over a three-year period. According to Whitney, Davidson says, "The truth, I must acknowledge, is that I'm not in the same place I was when I began; the incidents and accidents of the past three years have made me half in love with uncertainty. Once again, I have no idea what work I'll do next or what companions will be with me, but I'm not fighting and raging against it. Expectancy is in the air."

"Certain points have clarified, the first being that we are more individuated than when younger, and what becomes clear for me may be utterly different than for you. I'd like to stay as healthy and attractive as I'm able, to do simultaneously what Thomas Moore suggests: accept age and cultivate the Venusian. I'd like to mentor a young person and work for progressive change. I intend to live with people of shared affinity in some form of community, let down barriers to love, and find sensuality in unexpected places. I want to treasure wildness and spontaneity and take surrender as a daily practice."