Tuesday 21 November 2017

Chill-out time at last

Of all the terrible indignities of getting older, there was one that Eilis O'Hanlon simply wasn't expecting

Jazz singer George Melly
Jazz singer George Melly
Eilis O'Hanlon

Eilis O'Hanlon

I'm not quite sure what other people see as sure signs that they're getting older. Is it how many wrinkles they've got? The fact that their back is constantly aching, and they make that groaning sound when they stand up?

Or perhaps it's that their hair has started turning grey, or their eyesight is failing, or their memory is gradually getting . . . what's the word? No, it's gone. Hell, it might even be the incontinence knickers.

All I know is that I don't care about any of that stuff. Well, OK, maybe the incontinence knickers. But the rest of it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

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