Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Oliver Sacks on his Mercurial Birthday

                                                                                 Photo by David Aaronovitch

UnRetiring author and neurologist Oliver Sacks (The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, Hallucinations) just can't stop writing. Even though he's nearing 80, a landmark he believes should be symbolized by mercury, the 80th element. In this NY Times essay --  here --  he relishes his upcoming fete with a joie de vivre worth emulating.

Of course, Oliver Sacks sees life through the oddest lenses.

1 comment:

Wendy Lee Forman said...

Thank you SO much for sharing this excellent essay by one of my favorite authors/scientists. His words are extremely inspirational, very personal, and give me lots to think about in a very positive way. Since it's my birthday tomorrow (66) and I probably still have a ways to go, his essay really got to me. Thanks again.