In the article, Denby states, Now seventy-seven, Redford is in great shape, (in the movie "All is Lost") and the cheekbones and the jaw, despite a wrinkled shell, have held up—a visual sign of character surmounting age.
When I saw the phrase, "character surmounting age," I realized that's what we desire in our senior years. Our character can surmount aging. We want our character to be of such a high level that our age and wrinkles won't matter.
|My grandfather, James Terrell, born in Georgia.|
My grandfather was born a slave, and his parents were slaves. I feel their pain whenever the subject of slavery is discussed or shown. I begin to sweat, thinking of them picking cotton. I hurt and feel the beatings they suffered. My soul cries for the misery of their living conditions, yet their character surmounted their position in life.