18 January 2010

On the benefits of ageing

Article by Harry Eyres in the FT on the capabilities many older people have that younger ones do not. To quote:

"I have the feeling that these older people are still envisaged as harmless buffers or placidly smiling grannies. It is rarely accepted that older people might actually be better at doing certain things than younger people, let alone that they might pose a threat to them."

The wonderful picture shows Nikita Magaloff who, by 70, was able to play Chopin etudes without the need for any practice.

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