(Brigitte Lacombe)

Joan Didion on growing old, which she still doesn’t quite grasp. Now and then, she tells our colleague Megan Buerger, “I will have a thought late at night that says, ‘I’ve got it down now, I am getting older, I am going to continue getting older, and it’s going to be fine.’ But then it slips into the nowhere land again.”

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