Gray-Headed Wisdom

“When an old man dies, a library burns.”
-African Proverb
“. . . precisely like the old-fashioned school-master,
of whom it was written, ‘
And still, they gazed, and still the wonder grew,
That one small head could carry all he knew.’ ”
-Rhyme in old New England primer.
I have so many elders who fit those definitions.

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