Sunday, May 4, 2008

The fountain of youth

The corporate hawkers would have us believe that the secret to feeling younger is looking younger: "Ladies, get your anti-aging alpha-hydroxy anti-oxidant and other a-word-enhanced epidermal creams! Gentlemen, chase away the gray with Just for Men!"

But if you want to feel younger, I suggest this prescription. Slip into your Keds, or whatever kind of shoes you wore when you were a kid. Better yet, go barefoot. Fill up a watering can. Then go outside and gently sprinkle your fledgling beans and onions and radishes. Later on, you may notice your aches and pains again. But for a few minutes, you might swear you're 7.

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