How I'm So Much Younger Now
I’m getting old - my God, you know. It’s horrible because I am, in a way, in a good sense, a pathological person, in the sense that for a long time, I behaved as if I was still young, like the future is ahead of me. I was never a so-called mature normal person. All of a sudden from pretending to be young, I discovered, "Oh my God, I’m in late 50s, now my 60s. I hate this.
I’m now like the proverbial woman who celebrates five times her 39th birthday five years consecutive. And I all of a sudden realized I cannot pretend that I will have time to do the big work. If I don't do it now what I really want to do, I will never do it, no.
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