The Way of All Flesh

A Celebration of Decay

Author: Midas Dekkers,Sherry Marx-MacDonald

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: 9781860468445

Category: Aging

Page: 280

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Youth is the most sought-after elixir. As old age takes its toll people try to resist, anything is tried to keep decay and death at bay. Midas Dekkers argues that humans should accept decay in a similar manner to the changes of the seasons and the natural break-down process in plants. Decline is the clock by which we tell how far we have travelled; dissolution, not survival, is the norm; and old age is the fulfilment not the failure of our advancing years.