Can We Learn to Love Our Aging Selves?

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 5.22.54 PMI love this TV spot from Age UK. Aging seems to be a theme on my blog of late. I blame the inspiration for this post on my co-worker, Rob Frasketi, who recently sent me a link to this amazing commercial. In our business, it is rare that we produce art. But this is art. And its message is powerful. It encourages everyone to embrace aging and seize the day. The narrative features a poem by acclaimed poet Roger McGough and is voiced by actor Sir Christopher Lee, a gentleman who knows something about aging at 92 years of age. McGough’s poem was written specifically for this campaign. (As background, Age UK’s mission is to inspire, enable and support older people to help people make the most of later life.) Now, tune out all distractions and enjoy the spot:

My favorite lines from this video:

“Time flies they say. But it’s us that fly. Time sits on its hands as we rush by. In the blink of an eye, the brush of a tear, you are old. But valued still. Welcome to the fold.”

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5 comments on “Can We Learn to Love Our Aging Selves?

  1. Reblogged this on The Minute with Kirk Noland and commented:
    We are all aging. Learn to embrace the good aspects of it.

  2. Love it. Said with extreme elegance.

  3. Cynthia Barchard

    Love the commercial, it made me cry – hope you don’t mind me sharing on FB!

    • dandunlop

      Hi Cynthia, please feel free to share the video on Facebook. Thanks for commenting!

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