What is the meaning of (half a notion for ..) in this context?

What is left is attachment to yourself: a recognition of worth and the wish that it be preserved. Thus, half a notion for approaching middle age. Can you separate attachment from concern, grieving your own mortality in advance, giving up the need to persist forever, while saving the desire for a better life?

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I would say that "half a notion for approaching middle age" here means "a vague idea on how to approach middle age" or "some sense of what to do when experiencing middle age".

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