This is a nice piece of writing by Andrew Carvin over at NPR. The column’s elegiac tone, along with the portrait of the elderly couple he saw everyday, not to mention his curiosity about their lives, put flesh on the sense of loss Carvin feels for these strangers who became a part of his life. Carvin’s observations, and his wonderment, also thrust into open view that question that seems to demand a lot of my attention these days: what is a well-lived life and what does it look like?


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