Playwright and Jungian analyst Florida Scott-Maxwell explores the unique predicament of one’s later years: when one feels both cut off from the past and out of step with the present; when the body rebels at activity but the mind becomes more passionate than ever. Written when Maxwell was in her eighties, The Measure of My Days offers a panoramic vision of the issues that haunt us throughout our lives: the struggle to achieve goodness; how to maintain individuality in a mass society; and how to emerge–out of suffering, loss, and limitation–with something approaching wisdom. Maxwell’s incredible wisdom, humanity, and dignity make The Measure of My Days both timeless and timely–an important contribution to the literature of aging, and of living.
Florida Scott-Maxwell (1883-1979) was a writer, playwright, and suffragist who took up a career in analytical psychology in 1933, studying under Carl Jung in both Scotland and England. Mrs. Scott-Maxwell was 82 when she wrote the remarkable memoir, Measure of… More about Florida Scott-Maxwell