W.B. Yeats apparently portrayed a true picture of the old and the gray in his remarkable poem, ‘When You Are Old’, but a lot of water has crossed the bridge since then. That was past, and past is dead; to know the living truth, feed on these awesome portraits of ‘Britain’s ageing rebels and mavericks’ published at Muir Vidler.
The old and grey are not ready to sit beside the fire and die a slow death, their rebellion nature, reflected by multicolored tattoos they sport, can easily make the youth jealous and in fact, some of them accept that they have seen it in their eyes. Clearly, they’ve shown how to live each and every moment of life eliminating the very thought of age.