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One might become wiser with age. The first article is some solid philosophy on living well. The second one is a write up on how George Orwell wrote his book while living on a lonely island and how the island influenced his story.

On turning eighty

When you have lived long enough and turn eighty, have you grown old or are you still young? Here are beautiful insights by Henry Miller on ageing well or rather, living well.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/06/26/henry-miller-on-turning-eighty/

Shape of the classic

George Orwell completed his classic Nineteen Eighty Four on Jura, a remote isolated Scottish Island. The article talks about the Orwell’s journey to this island, his stay there and how the isolation shaped the book’s storyline.

http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/chasing-orwells-ghost/

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