Independence Day is not only a movie about aliens


The only book I have read five (or so) times is Independence Day by Richard Ford. It is beautifully written that you just linger on pages and re-read paragrahs not to understand them, but to taste every wonderfully created sentence.  It is truly a book to savour, which I am not alone to think as it got both the Pulitzer prize and the Pen/Faulkner award.



Age makes you smaller.
Makes you more afraid.
When it should make you thankful.

Age makes you slower.
Weaker in body and mind.
But never in your heart.

Age gives you perspective.
Clears thoughts, muddles some.
Makes you smarter and dumber.

Age is not a number.
And not a hurdle.
It means nothing and everything.