TUNE Hannah Scott - 98
Serious mental health issues aside, we spend most of our lives fighting our mortality. We don’t want to think about it, we don’t want to talk about it and yet it is where we are all heading.
At 98, my paternal grandmother has reached an age where she has made peace with her own mortality. I think deep down she is even hoping to die. I love her so much and although it saddens me, I think there is something undeniably beautiful in these thoughts of woman who has lived her life, had a family she loves, watched her friends die and is now ready to follow them. She is tired.
Not many of us will be lucky enough to reach this point: most of us will go before we are ready.
98 is also a reminder that she is still alive and that there is still pleasure to be found while she is here.