Through old men’s eyes

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It is a curse of human existence but old men write histories.   Gone are the excesses of youth, the vigor and recklessness.  Instead they are replaced by suspicion. caution and fear.  Great wisdom might sometime sit behind those eyes but most of the time they are the same people as before but with all their frailties and faults magnified.   The only difference now is that being old is a moving feast.  Not too long ago being 60 was considered to be old, now women are still giving birth into their 60’s and for many being in their 60’s is really just later middle aged.  We are fitter, more vital and wanting more than before.  Yet the spectre of old age is still there and one day he or she will be seen in the eyes of the once youthful.   Then it is time to write the history of your life because old men write the history.

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About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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