By Karsten Thormaehlen
Fall in love with fifty two clever, fit, and pleased 100-year-olds during this celebratory and uplifting artwork e-book. a stunning and engaging exploration of what it really is prefer to be over a hundred years previous, Aging Gracefully invitations readers to appear into the face of a century of existence event with pictures of centenarians captured via the compassionate, minimalist lens of photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. The extraordinary pictures are followed by means of brief bios of the centenarians, that includes charges and knowledge on love, meals, humor, and residing with grace.
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As the oldest inhabitants of the village, a mural was painted in their honor in the small local church, and film crews and photographers come regularly to visit them. Jose and Mercedes take off their baseball caps for the out-of-town visitors. They have been married since 1942 and have nine children, six of whom are still living. They have “around” forty grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and “most certainly one great-great-grandchild,” says Mercedes, after some thought. They get up every morning at five, then Mercedes prepares breakfast for her husband.
He and his wife, who died in 1994, had no children, but he doesn’t feel alone. “I sing with others. ” BORN AUGUST 25, 1916, IN Ō GIMI, JAPAN Miyagui Kami Ō GIMI, KUNIGAMI DISTRICT, OKINAWA, JAPAN Miyagui loves her weekly visits to the senior center in her village, Ōgimi, the so-called “Village of Longevity” in northern Okinawa. She gets a health check and has her blood pressure measured, then she joins the group for gymnastics and singing. Like most people here, Miyagui spent her earlier days farming, out under the open skies all year long.
When I was a little girl I used to read a lot. ” she boasts. While 19-year-old Milton, the youngest of her 14 grandchildren, is combing her hair and fixing her earrings for the photo session, she talks about her husband—Romulo Salazar, a telegraph operator, who passed away 26 years ago—their five children (three sons and two daughters), fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Ursulina now lives with Milton’s mother, Ursula, who’s in the living room preparing a traditional café Lojano, together with cake, bread, and local milk cheese.
Aging Gracefully: Portraits of People Over 100 by Karsten Thormaehlen