National Geographic has a photo of a beautiful child on their cover this month, with the announcement that she could live to 120 years old. That sounds lovely, until we think of what it is to care for people as they age, and what is required in keeping them alive. Is it simply about years? Perhaps. The soul is young, and yet, I think we need to be realistic about what needs to be done and begin incorporating talk about death into our lives. I want quality of life for myself, and for those who come behind me. I am willing to let go.