There Is A Country for Old Men

Where the Old Warrior Looks Up & Finds That Death Has Been Defeated by Denyse O’Leary

Years ago, a woman I knew told me that her father’s death had created a sort of hole in her world. I said that when my own father dies, it will be like waking up to see that a mountain range in the distance has suddenly disappeared. That was how one of my close friends, whose father lost his hearing going over Vimy Ridge nearly a century ago, described the effect of his death in 1983.

Why should women on the verge of old age think as we do about very aged fathers? Partly because . . .

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Denyse O'Leary is a columnist for Salvo magazine, and co-author, with Mario Beauregard, of The Spiritual Brain (HarperOne).


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