In the New Old Age blog in The New York Times, Paula Span worries that venerating people like the late Daniel Schorr makes it harder to age for the rest of us.
The GrammaSutra wonders if you think that's true? Yes, Daniel Schorr lived and worked brilliantly until the very end, but does his incredible accomplishment make anyone else's old age meaningless by comparison?
More to our point: If Mick Jagger is still shtupping like a rabbit at 67; and Shigeo Tokuda is the King of Mature porn at 76; does that mean the rest of us that aren't, um, as precocious should feel bad or worse feel mediocre?
Don't be ridiculous! Look, Daniel Schorr was incredible. But so are you! You don't have to have a storied career, the sex drive of a rock star, or over 350 movies to your credit to be fantastic. You just have to get up and do the best you can with what you've got.
The GrammaSutra doesn't want anyone to feel out of the loop or left behind. Sex is a personal decision, but we've found that it's often a decision that society thinks shouldn't worry anyone over the age of 50. If you are a woman (or a man, GrampaSutra is right around the corner, gents) of a certain age and you want some fun information on sexuality and aging, we're here for you. If you want this information to improve your sex life then wahoo! If you want the info but you're happy with your sex life, wahoo to you too! And if you've found that you are happy taking a break from sex, but you think we're funny and you don't yet know any of Mr. Tokuda's work, then double wahoo for you too!
The Gramma Sutra will miss Daniel Schorr's take on all things newsworthy. We'd like to think that Mr. Schorr made a heck of a GrampaSutrian!