Sunday, October 31, 2010

I fear so ...

... There's no fool like an old fool. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It's really not quite so new a phenomenon. Remember how kings and nobles in days past would often requisition young brides for themselves from among the peasantry. What's new is that entertainers have, through celebrity, become a new form of nobility. As an old man myself, I think I can agree that they are fools. Old age is an adventure, as every stage of life is. And like every other stage, it is unique.They are going to miss out on it. And one day death will arrive, the visitor we should all try to be prepared for.

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