The following appeared in the " Hindu Metroplus" dated June 17th. I have very slightly modified it from second person to first person, because I am one myself ! "Who said old age is boring ? Remember, with silver in our hair, gold in our teeth, stones in our kidney, lead in our feet and gas in our stomach, we are worth a fortune " ! My young Friends, never underestimate us ! The status of senior citizen is not always dull and boring. On some days I think 24 hours are not enough. We just need to keep ourselves physically and mentally fit. I am as old as I feel ! Developing a taste based on individual preferences,we can keep boredom at bay. We learn by experience " not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it". We only pray for gracious energy and enthusiasm . I love the following lines of Victor Hugo What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love! Love & regards, Chithra.