"On the inside I feel the exact same as I did when I was like 45, so outside I act that way."
Jerry, you *are* 45 because you just described a lot of my life at 47 (going home at 8:00, eating pizza, rarely shopping and buying six of everything, loving life every single day). Keep being 45!
Wow, what a wonderful read! A great start to the week! 😃
As someone the same age as Jerry Saltz, I have viewed him as a national treasure solely on the basis of his brilliant writing. From this interview, I now admire him as one of the menschiest people in NYC, if not the country.
Jerry is one of my favorite people ever. He is ageless. Curious and open-minded and ready to learn as ever. One of the only people I know, young or old, who's willing to say he's changed his mind about something he once felt strongly about, and I love him.
>>When I walked into my 50-year high school reunion I saw that I was the only person who hadn’t aged at all.
I love this interview!
Aw, I love Jerry Saltz. I see him in the neighborhood all the time! ❤️
What a delight! I love his answers' blend of curiosity and matter-of-fact-ness and satisfaction. Although I'm disappointed to hear that one must still curb one's obnoxiousness at work, even at 70+, hahaha.
He's 22 days older than me. I'm a lifelong "weirdo" artist, and Jerry is a great inspiration to me!
So I've been reading this page for a while, and I'm still wondering what age people look at as old. I was always told, when I was younger, that old is 23 years older than you are right now. And I'm going to agree with that, because 87 seems old to me right now. In fact, according to my motto of 85 & out, I'd be dead by then...oh well.