Old sage pensioners

Charles Cowling

Depictions of old age are rarely un-depressing in our late capitalist society. Once you’ve reached your economic menopause you pass into the hinterland of the pre-dead.

Or do you?

These guys stand that neat little theory triumphantly on its head. Here we have Fauja Singh, 98, Armuc SIngh, 79, Karnail Singh, 80 and Ajit Singh, 79, just about to compete in this year’s Edinburgh marathon. Says Fajua: “Elderly people are a little like children. They like attention.”

This delicious pic is from a series in the Guardian celebrating old age.

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