The magic of years

Yesterday was my granddad's 96th birthday party.

Here he is, opening a birthday gift which was a loaf of speciality bread. He was absolutely thrilled with it!

During the course of his birthday lunch, we discussed modern art, the rise of the digital age, the changing horizon of New York City, and the wonder of unlimited fried eggs at an American army base during World War II.

I don't want to bang on about the obsession with youth that's raging on these days... but wow! The magic of talking with someone who has the perspective of many more years than you.

A joy and a privilege.