MEASURE OF MY DAYS Author:Florida Scott-Maxwell Playwright and Jungian analyst Florida Scott-Maxwell explores the unique predicament of one's later years: when one feels both cut off from the past and out of step with the present; when the body rebels at activity but the mind becomes more passionate than ever. Written when Maxwell was in her eighties, The Measure of My Days offers a pa... more »noramic vision of the issues that haunt us throughout our lives: the struggle to achieve goodness; how to maintain individuality in a mass society; and how to emerge--out of suffering, loss, and limitation--with something approaching wisdom. Maxwell's incredible wisdom, humanity, and dignity make The Measure of My Days both timeless and timely--an important contribution to the literature of aging, and of living.
"Pure gold. . . . Here is essential writing, profound, compassionate. . . . I have read it slowly, marking almost every page."-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"A great, pulsating, sensitive, heartbreaking, loving, and joyous book which simply celebrates life."-- Malcolm Boyd« less