One of my subscribers (and old time friend :)), Kat, commented on my last blog post: “ … I find that the older I get the more fearful I become. I wonder if it’s part of the aging process.” This wondering has sparked my curiosity for a long time. I think it was from reading The Soul’s Code by James Hillman that my own inquiry started. If I remember correctly he posits that when we become elderly our so called ‘social veneer’ lifts and what we are left with to participate in the world with is our true character. So if what we have presented with in our lives consists of a character mantle that covers unfinished personal work, we then are faced with the uncomfortable truths at the end of our lives that we didn’t work on before.