John Gielgud: Your Soul Begins to Expand
|John Gielgud on the set of Arthur in 1980/Dustin Pittman|
Interview with John Gielgud
Conducted by James Grissom
I am no longer afraid of time, even if I am baffled and dismayed by what it is so often doing to me and my friends. We can't defeat time, but we can embrace it. So much shrinks as you get older--opportunities, mobility, memory--but your soul begins to expand. You are forced, or at least I have been forced, to look inward, to reflect, and I'm quite happy with it. I don't think I'm resigned to age and limitation, but I do think I'm able to find the blessings within it. I wasn't always good at finding the blessings, and age has taught me that. There's a lesson and a blessing everywhere, and solitude is a treasure.
© 2014 James Grissom