The Passage rarely features re-blogged material, but I'm gladly making an exception today.
Our visitor to the Passage, thanks to Brain Pickings blog: the graceful and lucid writer Ursula K. Le Guin (who is 85 now), on aging and what beauty really means.
In excerpts selected by Maria Popova, Le Guin offers a quirky exploration of the qualities of dogs and cats, as well as humans.
"For old people, beauty doesn't come free with the hormones, the way it does for the young... It has to do with what the person is. More and more clearly, it has to do with what shines through those gnarly faces and bodies."
- Ursula K. Le Guin