• is so silly of people to fancy that old age means crookedness and witheredness and feebleness and sticks and spectacles and rheumatism and forgetfulness! It is so silly! Old age has nothing whatever to do with all that. The right old age means strength and beauty and mirth and courage and clear eyes and strong painless limbs.

    George Macdonald (2015). “MacDonalds’ Fairy-Tale Treasure Chest”, p.101, Simon and Schuster