[-empyre-] sex death love - on AGEING

Allucquere Rosanne Stone sandy at sandystone.com
Mon Sep 30 18:28:40 AEST 2019

I just returned from dinner with a robust, boisterous group of people 
who live in cohousing.  They decided to follow Donna's injunction to 
"make kin", and they're successful at it. People of many ages, many 
professions, including the elderly and the differently abled.  They care 
for each other.

I helped build and help run a community radio station that brings 
together people of many ages and many ability levels to keep alive our 
motto "many voices, one station".  We care for each other.

Instead of looking outward at the horrors perpetrated by our society on 
the old and sick and different and differently abled, we look inward and 
build our own for our own.  It's extremely hard, it's dangerous, it's 
possible to fail.  But if we don't make kin, if we don't take care of 
our own, no one will.  To that, I dedicate a large portion of my life. 
Let others point out how awful life can be for the elderly, and let 
others try to understand what can be done and how to do it.  In the 
warping presence of the destructive forces of capital, in the face of 
all of patriarchy's evil, we'll simply do all we can to continue to make 
kin and to care for each other.

That's all I have to say on the topic of aging.


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